Mozilla 1.5 Beta Released

Wednesday August 27th, 2003 has just released Mozilla 1.5 Beta. Amongst the usual improvements, there's a range of Mail & Newsgroups enhancements and a major ChatZilla update. This is also the first milestone to include a spellchecker. Grab a build from the Releases Page (or direct from and check out the Mozilla 1.5 Beta Release Notes for more information.

#20 Re: Re: Problematic behavior with tab groups

by Ark42

Thursday August 28th, 2003 8:42 AM

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This new behavious is so obviously wrong, I can't believe they changed it. Opening a bookmark-group should work the exact same way as opening a bookmark does. Why is that so hard for people to understand?

I have 3 tabs open, I open a normal bookmark, the current tab is replaced with the bookmarked page, and the other tabs remain. Now there are only really two ways you can duplicate this expected behaviour with bookmark groups. The first way is to replace the current tab with the first page in the bookmark ground, then insert new tabs to the right of the current tab for the other pages. The other way is to simple move right replacing other open tabs with the pages and append new tabs as needed onto the end. These should be the only two options, and it should probably be a preference users can set.

Any other way of doing it is simply wrong. If I wanted my 10 tabs to be destroyed when I open a bookmark of 3 tabs, I would have closed those 10 myself. If I wanted a new window, I would have pressed control+N before opening my bookmark group. If I wanted to append tabs similar to the way 1.4 and prior worked, I would simply press control+T before opening my bookmark group.