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FLST (Firefox 4+)

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Note that this Add-on is NOT compatible with Firefox 57 and higher, and also probably will never be. This is due to limitations of Mozilla's new WebExtensions API, which doesn't provide any means to interact with events on the tab bar itself. As of November 2017, outcome of all discussions in Mozilla's Bug tracker (see Bug #1246706) seems to be that this won't be fixed/implemented later. I am truly sorry, but please blame Mozilla for any inconvenience you might experience due to the fact that FLST will not continue to work in Firefox 57+.

1. Quick Start Guide - read this if you just want to learn how to use this add-on

This Add-On does the following three things:
All three features are active as soon as you install this add-on. If you want to disable one or all of these features without disabling or uninstalling the add-on, you can do so in the add-on's Preferences dialog. There you can also enable an option called Fast tab flipping, which provides a more responsive user experience on tab flipping using the mouse, because tab flipping will occur already on mouse-down on the active tab. Note that this disables the ability to drag and drop the currently active tab. (This setting is disabled by default).

Enjoy the features (which go very well together as I think) of this add-on! I'm always happy to receive reviews or comments!


2. Some background details... - you don't really need to read this...

Back in Firefox 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.6 times I always enjoyed the simple yet effective add-on "Focus Last Selected Tab" (a.k.a. FLST). With the advent of Firefox 4, this stopped working and also a simple maxVersion bump didn't help.
There was a FF4+ compatible version by Gozer, but it lacked the Tab flipping functionality.

So essentially what I did was adding this functionality to Gozer's plugin, applying some other minor code changes and moreover changing the action for middle click on tab bar to "Restore recently closed tab".

I find this much more useful than simply opening a new tab, which can be done by the appropriate button or double-click on the tab bar. Actually, I used to have an add-on called "Tab Clicking Options" do this for me, but unfortunately, this stopped working as well. So I added this functionality too. I hope you enjoy it.

This add-on has been tested with all Firefox versions starting from 4 up to 56, under Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux and Mac OS X, on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

Note that this Add-on is NOT compatible with Firefox 57 and higher, and also probably will never be. This is due to limitations of Mozilla's new WebExtensions API, which doesn't provide any means to interact with events on the tab bar itself. As of November 2017, outcome of all discussions in Mozilla's Bug tracker (see Bug #1246706) seems to be that this won't be fixed/implemented later. I am truly sorry, but please blame Mozilla for any inconvenience you might experience due to the fact that FLST will not continue to work in Firefox 57+.

Download files:

fww-flst-1.1.1.1-signed.xpi
fww-flst-1.1.2.1-signed.xpi
fww-flst-1.1.4.1-signed.xpi
fww-flst-1.1.5.1-signed.xpi
fww-flst-1.2.0.1-signed.xpi
fww-flst-1.2.1.xpi
fww-flst-1.2.2.xpi




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