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Feature #912

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Consider switching to the new tab when opening a bookmark in a new tab

Added by Sam Jones about 1 month ago. Updated 18 days ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Next Release
Start date:
10/24/2022
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On the android version ... is there a way to open a new tab AND NOT have the keyboard in my face ?

Many of us open tabs and use bookmarks for them.

Actions #1

Updated by Soren Stoutner about 1 month ago

  • Subject changed from new tab should not open keyboard to Consider switching to the new tab when opening a bookmark in a new tab
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Soren Stoutner
  • Priority changed from 3.x to Next Release

That use case is already handled by long-pressing on a bookmark, which opens it in a new tab.

Perhaps it would be helpful if opening a bookmark in a new tab also switched to that tab. Do you think that would be a good idea?

Actions #2

Updated by Sam Jones about 1 month ago

Yes, changing to that new tab sounds like a deal.

Actions #4

Updated by Sam Jones about 1 month ago

I'm not sure how this interface works ?

Can I post a follow up issue that I discovered from this solution.

Actions #5

Updated by Sam Jones about 1 month ago

I see how the long click works to open bookmark in new tab. Great.

But I also have a tendency to click the back arrow on tabs that are at the top of their history. This closes the tab completely.

Can the back arrow work as normal to climb the history back to the top, and if one is already at the top on that tab, change the focus to the previous or tab to the left and not closed the current tab.

Actions #6

Updated by Sam Jones about 1 month ago

If I don't make sense, please let me know and I will try to explain better.

Actions #7

Updated by Soren Stoutner about 1 month ago

Using the system back command to close tabs is one of my favorite parts of Privacy Browser and one of what I consider to be the best parts of its user interface. As such, I am unlikely to change that behavior. However, if you like, you can open up a separate feature request for that issue and I might be willing to consider it if enough people express interest.

Actions #8

Updated by Sam Jones about 1 month ago

I guess my crutch is that I spend more time with Private Browser on an older small moto-e phone with and earlier version with no tabs, just single page (2.8.1). Limited memory and screen space there so I am fine with that version there. And on that I constantly go to bookmarks and 'back click' return to the original home page therein.

For me if I want to close a page you have the 'X' on the left to use.

It would be nice to have a choice as to your 'close' choice or my suggestion to go to previous tab if history is at top level.

Thanks for listening, you do great work.

Actions #9

Updated by Soren Stoutner about 1 month ago

If you would like to discuss this further, please create a separate feature request. It makes it really difficult to organize things if feature requests handle more than one issue.

Actions #10

Updated by Sam Jones about 1 month ago

Some of us are just too old to learn new stuff. I guess this means I can't write again.

Actions #11

Updated by Soren Stoutner about 1 month ago

I don't fully understand. If you are referring to creating a new issue, you can do it by clicking on Issues at the top of the page (or in the overflow menu on the right if you are using a small phone screen) and then clicking on the New Issue button at the upper right (or upper left on a phone).

Actions #12

Updated by Peter B 18 days ago

Oh no! Would you please consider re-adding the feature that allowed long pressing bookmarks to open them in the background? (At least as an option, if you don't want it as the default.) I found that feature to be extremely useful for years -- as did several of my work colleagues (we're all devs) -- as it made it very efficient to store and (re)open many bookmarks at once, especially e.g. after a phone restart or app crash etc. Now in v3.12 it's quite tedious to restore bookmarks as the entire bookmarks drawer disappears after each long press.

Actions #13

Updated by Peter B 18 days ago

Oh, and thanks so much for all your terrific work on this browser!

Peter B wrote in #note-12:

Oh no! Would you please consider re-adding the feature that allowed long pressing bookmarks to open them in the background? (At least as an option, if you don't want it as the default.) I found that feature to be extremely useful for years -- as did several of my work colleagues (we're all devs) -- as it made it very efficient to store and (re)open many bookmarks at once, especially e.g. after a phone restart or app crash etc. Now in v3.12 it's quite tedious to restore bookmarks as the entire bookmarks drawer disappears after each long press.

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