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Alternate Tab Order

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Opens new tabs at the end, and snaps back to view the opener tab under certain conditions

Changes tab ordering in a manner similar to pre-2010 Firefox. The video explains it best, but by default, this extension does the following: - When a new tab is opened, it is sent to the end on the far-right - If that tab was opened with a left-click, such that it is automatically switched to, closing it will switch back to the tab from which is was opened (as long as no other tab had been switched to in the meantime) What that means in practical terms is this: 1. if I have an RSS reader open, left-clicking to read a story immediately will show me an open a tab on the end of the list. Closing that story it will take me back to my RSS reader. 2. If I queue up a bunch of stories to read by middle-clicking several links, they will all open on the end of the tab list. When I go to read them by clicking on the first tab I opened, closing it will show me the next story. I recognize how incredibly small the audience is for this exact setup, but there you have it. Attributions I used to just locally comment out some code in Brad Dwyer's Modified Tab Ordering extension from - but Chrome now considers changes to be security issues. Since Brad's extension uses a deprecated version of the Chrome extension API, I based my version off of itworks' New Tabs At End from Double Arrow glyph made by Freepik from licensed under CC BY 3.0

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Paul ChavezSep 23, 2023

Perfect - makes Edge work exactly as I want it to!

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JessAug 22, 2021

This is exactly what I was looking for and thank you!

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Mojtaba VahdatiMay 19, 2021

Works fine and simply good, however I suggest adding an optional settings as well, so that when a link is clicked inside a tab to another web page, again the tab is moved to the far right side of all tabs. This helps the person keep the chronological order of the opened pages. But notice some delicate issues if you want to implement it, such as single page applications and also URI fragments that do not have to change the tab's order. Thank you very much for this extension.


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