Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 04, 2016, 06:22:54 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)  (Read 3189 times)

vevola

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 91
  • VeVoLa
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Let's see if I can explain myself. This is something that Opera has, and Windows has in general.
If you click on one tab, or window, it cycles from maximized to minimized so as to show/hide whatever's beneath it.
I'm trying to find a way to do this with FireFox (there must be a way, I just don't see it!)

Thanks in advance for who can point me to the right direction!

housetier

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,321
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 03:14:01 PM »
in FF tabs are tabs, while in windows windows are windows, and opera treats tabs as windows but manages them itself. I am not sure if there must be a way for FF to treat tabs as windows though.

vevola

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 91
  • VeVoLa
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 10:43:11 PM »
it just seems like something so simple and intuitive, that i find it hard to believe that it's not possible...

housetier

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,321
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 05:15:14 AM »
It is intuitive when you want to treat tabs as windows.

There are many extensions for Firefox which influence "tab stuff", maybe one of them can achieve what you want.

What do you expect to happen when you minimize a tab-turned-window?

vevola

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 91
  • VeVoLa
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 10:45:28 PM »
I expect (or would like) the same thing to happen:
- if the tab/window is open and I click on it, it should minimize;
- if the tab/window is minimized and I click on it, it should open

Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

housetier

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,321
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 03:13:00 PM »
I think I know remember how opera does it.

By "minimize" you mean "disappear from all those tabs and have something else show up somewhere else"?

vevola

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 91
  • VeVoLa
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 03:47:20 PM »
Mmmm... not really...

So this is the deal (and I'll try to explain myself better): next to the START button, pretend you have two or three windows open. every time you you repeatedly click on one of them the window pops up and minimizes again and again.
So now I want to be able to do the same with my tabs in Firefox (I hope that sort of explained it)...

Any ideas?

housetier

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,321
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: [HELP] FireFox Left-click on tab cycles to previous tab (readme)
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 03:58:54 PM »
You would need an equivalent of windows' taskbar in firefox. Dunno if there is one.