[Mageia-dev] Firefox prefs: insertRelatedAfterCurrent

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 03:50:53 CET 2011

On 6 March 2011 04:24, Hoyt Duff <hoytduff at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've always set mine to false.
> When they open adjacent to the current tab (true) that always seems
> like reverse order when reading a book. For example, click on the
> links in a page that are page1, page2, page3 and so on in order. With
> 'true', the tabs show the pages in reverse order.
> --
> Hoyt

When you have more tabs than the width of the screen, i.e. some tabs
are hidden and you have to click the right/left arrow on the tab bar
to see all the tabs, that's where this option is very effective.

And on the internet you're not reading a book; for example I have 20+
tabs of bug report open, when I middle click a link from any report (a
link to another bug, an upstream bug, a mailing list discussion), it
opens next to it, not at the end of the stack.

The point here is not just the personal preference of each user, we're
not hardcoding the pref, the user can flip it any time he wants to do
so; but the fact that this is an upstream feature that was turned off
because the guy who submitted firefox in mdv at the time this pref was
shipped by upstream "didn't like it"; the point is others may like it
/ find it useful.

IMHO, that upstream default should be shipped as it.

Ahmad Samir

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