Pro-tip for Firefox users: open a new tab, now prefix whatever you type in the address bar with "%" to search your open tabs and switch to one.
@fribbledom That's pretty cool!
@fribbledom This is a game changer.
Started working with Firefox 66 apparently, which you should have by now?
@fribbledom this will be awesome on windows work laptop... Krunner on the plasma desktop has this feature as well.
@fribbledom you can even avoid opening a new tab alltogether and use Ctrl/Cmd+L to focus the address bar from your current tab!
Good point, didn't even think of that. Conveniently though, it also closes the newly opened tab for you on switching.
@fribbledom there are people with more than three or four tabs open at once?!
I don't even wanna count, but I'm easily at >100 tabs as of right now.
@fribbledom merciful heavens
@fribbledom Too bad you can't select among multiple tabs with common names that way.
What I truly miss is using CTRL-TAB to switch between tabs sequentially (and SHIFT-CTRL-TAB to go in reverse direction).
Wait, (Shift-)Ctrl-TAB is still working fine for me (use it all the time)?
@fribbledom Under different window managers and Linux distributions, CTRL-TAB has not worked for me in *years*.
By what black magic does it work for you?
Uhm, I don't know, it has never not worked for me 😂 Can imagine something stealing it as a global shortcut, though. Using kwin as my window manager here.
@fribbledom I just tried it on i3 at work, and it seems to be working here as well. WTH...
Guess that's just yet more motivation to switch literally all of my computers at home to use i3.
Can imagine, I wouldn't last an hour without that shortcut working 😆
@fribbledom The absolute worst thing to ever happen to Linux is the widespread will for window managers to mimic Windows or MacOS. This sole decision has lead to the proliferation of window managers that subsume too many useful shortcut keys, leading me to erroneously blame Firefox (et. al.) for breaking tab navigation.
The WM that comes with Pop_OS! tries to inquire the open set of tabs, and presents them in the same manner as it does open windows when switching between windows. Not cool.
yah been using this since it popped up on fedi ... last week?
has saved me from opening approximately a hojillion redundant tabs
@fribbledom Only knew about "+" for tags. Also documentation suggests that special characters should be added after search term: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox#w_changing-results-on-the-fly
Not sure why, but "%" in particular does not work for me
@fribbledom Seems unfortunately buggy for me, it displays and finds only 3 out of 15 tabs.
Likely related, I've also noticed that in the suggestions it'll suggest tabs when you write them, and I've also noticed that sometimes it'll display a page as being in a tab (has the switch to tab-text) but actually doesn't do anything (because such tab isn't open).
Rather annoying when you open a site since it requires some extra key(s) to not select the faulty one, but also I haven't really seen it in recent times.
@fribbledom there's quite a bit more of these magical symbols: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=awesome-bar-search-firefox-bookmarks-history-tabs#w_changing-results-on-the-fly
@fribbledom how old is your firefox? 😃
The result present among your open tabs comes on top when you start typing in address bar. Is your history turned off?
Among other stuff, sure.
@fribbledom pretty sure you can do this in an existing tab non-destructively
@fribbledom And * for searching your bookmarks.
@fribbledom i do wonder how many tabs one has to have open for this to be useful 🤔
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