Firefox avoiding duplicate tabs


in Geek stuff, Internet matters

Firefox 4.0.1 seems to have a new behaviour. If you try to enter an exact URL that you already have open in another tab, it jumps to the first instance rather than opening a new one.

That seems rather sensible, though the jump seems a bit abrupt. Still, it’s better than having piles of redundant and confusing content in your many Firefox windows. It’s especially confusing for me, since I am usually running Chrome and Safari for testing purposes at the same time.

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Antonia June 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Not helpful for those sites with internal flash etc based navigation which isn’t reflected in the url

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