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videobruce
 
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2010, 4:37 am

The 'stock' ability of a tab location at the bottom where it should be. Placing the 'tabs' at the top is inconvenient since all programs reside in the task bar and moving from the top to the bottom of the screen is a pain. Also, not having the red close 'X' is a negative.

Add additional buttons to the pathetic Navigation bar, such as;
FF, REW (both to allow going back or forward to the first or last URL in that tab), Author/User Mode, Show/Hide Images.

A 'Slide Show' option in the Navigation bar where one click on a 'Show' tab and all images on that page will show one at a time by clicking the 'next' button (just like a slide show), instead of click on one at a time and going back.

Those are standard in Opera.
Chrome-Dome or any other browser that doesn't even have a Menu Bar (which should be standard for all programs) makes it a poor browser! Stop following M$'s lousy O/S.

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Post Posted August 19th, 2010, 11:45 pm

Also, when closing a tab, focus should move to the previously-focused tab. This should be default.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2010, 8:49 am

How many browsers do you know of, do you use, that place tabs at the bottom

Suppose you mean red close 'X' in each tab, there is an extension for that

Slide show, not familiar with that, perhaps an extension, don't know

tab closing does work like that, though i believe it will only be for a tab opened from the "parent" window
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Post Posted August 31st, 2010, 11:37 pm

What extension do you have that makes focus go to the previously-focused tab when you close the current tab? It's not default behavior.
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Post Posted September 1st, 2010, 7:40 am

None.
Though it depends on how a tab was opened & what intervening actions have happened.

Thinking that if you click a link that opens in a new tab (not one that you select to open in a new tab), then when you close that tab, it should return focus back to its parent.
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Post Posted September 1st, 2010, 1:41 pm

Closing tabs always results in focus being given to the tab immediately left of the closed tab. :(
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Post Posted September 8th, 2010, 2:23 pm

Just to make sure it wasn't an issue with my profile or something, I installed SeaMonkey on my laptop, which had never had SeaMonkey installed on it before.

Same behavior. Closing a tab gives focus to the tab immediately left of the closed tab (or right, if the tab was the left-most one), and not to the previously-selected tab as Opera does (and I believe, most other tabbed browsers do, notably excepting K-Meleon).
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Post Posted September 29th, 2010, 8:35 am

On my machine it works like therube says. I open a new tab from within this one, and when I close the new one, this one becomes active again, no matter if there are other tabs in the window.
However if I create a new tab with Ctrl+T and close that, the rightmost tab becomes active.
K-Meleon is a Gecko browser like SeaMonkey. Does the whole Gecko family behave the same?
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Post Posted October 10th, 2010, 7:57 pm

You may not quite be understanding the behavior I'm describing. See the bug for full description: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=595382
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Post Posted October 11th, 2010, 3:25 am

I understood what you said perfectly. However, you were giving incorrect information when you said "Closing tabs always results in focus being given to the tab immediately left of the closed tab". Like therube and I replied, it doesn't always happen, only in some circumstances. You said so yourself in the bug report (which you hadn't given the link to until now).

With that out of the way, it does appear like the behaviour of the browser could be improved upon.
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Post Posted October 31st, 2010, 2:21 am

videobruce wrote:Add additional buttons to the pathetic Navigation bar, such as;
FF, REW (both to allow going back or forward to the first or last URL in that tab)

This is actually there. The little down arrow next to the forward/back button brings up a menu of the last several URLs in that direction.

<ridiculous formatting>Those are standard in Opera.</ridiculous formatting>

A. So? In case you didn't notice, Seamonkey ISN'T Opera.
B. Size=125? Really? I'm so glad message boards do sanity checking on the size command nowadays.

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