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JohnDohe
 
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Post Posted April 8th, 2019, 10:01 am

Hi,

Need ability to left-mouseclick on tab to toggle most recently used tab.

Anyone know of what to set in about:config or an extension to enable this
in FireFox 66.0.2 ?

Thanks!

jscher2000

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Post Posted April 8th, 2019, 3:13 pm

No, there is neither a built-in feature for this, nor can an extension change the behavior when you left-click on a tab.

As far as I know, the best you can do is an extension that adds a new button for one-click switching. There are several extensions along these lines, including one I created: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-previous-active-tab/

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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 1:19 pm

See also Ctrl + Tab.
browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder

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Post Posted April 11th, 2019, 11:26 am

dickvl wrote:See also Ctrl + Tab.
browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder
@ dickvl

Why would you reply with a keyboard sequence when
I asked about a mouseclick?

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Post Posted April 11th, 2019, 11:37 am

JohnDohe wrote:
dickvl wrote:See also Ctrl + Tab.
browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder
@ dickvl

Why would you reply with a keyboard sequence when
I asked about a mouseclick?


Because what you are asking for can't be done and dickvl was trying to be helpful?

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dickvl

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Post Posted April 11th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Try this extension:
Most Recent Tab https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addo ... ecent-tab/

The rather large file size of the extension (167 KB) appears to be caused by a rather large PNG image (most recent tab 1.1.png; 172.2 KB).

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Post Posted June 2nd, 2019, 7:38 pm

More than anything else, losing left-mouseclick to toggle most recently used tab when Quantum killed the TMP extension has been the #1 Quantum irritation for me. What conceivable reason would there be to completely eliminate this feature?? If Microsoft killed the ability to toggle shortcuts on the Win10 taskbar with a single mouse click - would anyone care?? And why would they do that? Makes no sense whatsoever.

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Post Posted June 2nd, 2019, 8:52 pm

unbob wrote:What conceivable reason would there be to completely eliminate this feature??

The WebExtensions API, based on Chrome's extension API, limits what extensions can do to the UI. This change didn't single out your favorite feature; it is a global limitation (max. of one toolbar button, + right-click context menu integration, + keyboard shortcuts).

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2019, 7:52 am

jscher2000 wrote:
unbob wrote:What conceivable reason would there be to completely eliminate this feature??

The WebExtensions API, based on Chrome's extension API, limits what extensions can do to the UI. This change didn't single out your favorite feature; it is a global limitation (max. of one toolbar button, + right-click context menu integration, + keyboard shortcuts).
Yes, I understand. I misstated my question. My question should be why wasn't such a useful and logical feature included in the original UI? And function exactly like the Windows taskbar toggle shortcuts? Seems absurd to me that this feature was omitted.

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2019, 5:44 pm

jscher2000 wrote:No, there is neither a built-in feature for this, nor can an extension change the behavior when you left-click on a tab.

As far as I know, the best you can do is an extension that adds a new button for one-click switching. There are several extensions along these lines, including one I created: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-previous-active-tab/


I was worried that it would conflict with my tab wheel scrolling userChrome script. But wow! This works like a charm! Thanks jscher2000 for a cool extension. Great work!

BTW, I moved the Icon to the toolbar where File Edit View etc is via FF Customize. Also, the icon is awesome! Moving it there makes it much more visible and easier to access since I only have 6 other things there.

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