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klappa
 
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Post Posted April 4th, 2020, 2:21 am

Each time I right click and opens any tab in the history bar the history bar roll itself up to show that tab the latest tab visited. It's very irritating. How can i change this behaviour?

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Post Posted April 4th, 2020, 6:46 am

I wouldn't call it irritating, I'd call it (well, I'll tone it down to just) a bug.
(Knowing Mozilla, they call it a feature. :sad:.)

How could anyone in their right mind think that current behavior is correct :roll:!

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Hey, you know what, (& I'm on Nightly), the sort order seems to affect things.
If sorted, By Date, it's looking to (at least mostly) maintain position.
If sorted, By Last Visited, then it always jumps to the top.

Now you might say that if you choose "Last Visited" & you open the link, it should then jump to the top, then being the first item - because it is the last visited.

And that is all fine & dandy - except that is not the behavior a person wants.
A person does not want the site to pop (to the top).
A person wants all to remain - as is, i.e., updating disabled - temporarily, until you force an update, say like with F5 or similar.

(Mozilla, not being a person, but instead a thing...)


(With [History] links opened in a new window, focus is always set to the top of the list.)
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Post Posted April 4th, 2020, 3:06 pm

The only way to avoid this is opening the history sidebar in a New Private Window to prevent creating a new history entry.
Otherwise a new history entry is created at the top of the list and gets focus.

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Post Posted April 4th, 2020, 3:13 pm

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=892485

A slightly uncomfortable way to avoid this is by copying the entry you want to load, pressing up or down to select the next or previous item, then pasting the URL in address bar to load it. Since the selected item is not the one that was loaded, it will not go up to the top.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2020, 2:32 am

therube wrote:I wouldn't call it irritating, I'd call it (well, I'll tone it down to just) a bug.
(Knowing Mozilla, they call it a feature. :sad:.)

How could anyone in their right mind think that current behavior is correct :roll:!


Ask me about it. I just want a normal history bar not different set of pre set of behaviours that will only make it diffucult for others like this.



dickvl wrote:The only way to avoid this is opening the history sidebar in a New Private Window to prevent creating a new history entry.
Otherwise a new history entry is created at the top of the list and gets focus.


That's the only way?

Really i can't stand the way of this behaviour. It's such a bad one it will keep me away from Firefox. Not even Chrome does this.

pintassilgo wrote:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=892485

A slightly uncomfortable way to avoid this is by copying the entry you want to load, pressing up or down to select the next or previous item, then pasting the URL in address bar to load it. Since the selected item is not the one that was loaded, it will not go up to the top.


That's too much for such a hassle for something so little. This really sucks! I don't remember Firefox doing this before. Is this a new thing? Why can't I turn this dumb feature off?

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Post Posted April 9th, 2020, 8:03 am

It's been this way for almost 7 years, as you can see in the link I posted.

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2020, 2:15 am

pintassilgo wrote:It's been this way for almost 7 years, as you can see in the link I posted.


Why doesn't Chrome behave in this untuitive way?

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2020, 7:39 am

Firefox only shows the most recent history visit and if you open a link then you create a new history item and the previously selected history item you clicked is hidden.

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2020, 8:39 pm

klappa wrote:Why doesn't Chrome behave in this untuitive way?


I don't know, I don't even have Chrome here. But what I remember from years ago is that viewing history in Chrome was incomparably worse than in Firefox.

But I don't like this scroll up behavior either.

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2020, 4:44 am

dickvl wrote:Firefox only shows the most recent history visit and if you open a link then you create a new history item and the previously selected history item you clicked is hidden.


In a sense it makes sense but they should let you configure that behaviour. Rightclicking and open new tabs in history it's impossible as long as it behaves in this manner.

pintassilgo wrote:
klappa wrote:Why doesn't Chrome behave in this untuitive way?


I don't know, I don't even have Chrome here. But what I remember from years ago is that viewing history in Chrome was incomparably worse than in Firefox.

But I don't like this scroll up behavior either.


Yes Chrome is worse but at least it doesn't autoupdate the history like Firefox does.

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