Firefox to Adopt Chrome’s Tab Ordering Feature

by admin January 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm

One of the best features in Google’s Chrome browser is the way it handles tabs. In Chrome, when you click a link, the tab that opens
appears to the immediate right of the current tab. It may
seem like a small thing, but when you have so many tabs open in Firefox that they spill off the sides of the screen, having to scroll to the end to see the new web page is annoying and inefficient.

According to Mike Beltzner, Director of Firefox at Mozilla, the Firefox web browser will soon be changing the way in which new tabs are opened. Like in Chrome, new tabs in Firefox will open to the immediate right of the tab you are on. If multiple tabs are opened in the background from links clicked, they will open sequentially to the right of each other. New tabs created by the “New Tab” button or the keyboard shortcut will still open at the end of the tab strip, as they do now.

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