Fx, by default used to do this:
Open 3 links from within A:
Now the Fx default is this:
Before the Fx default changed, TMP had options to enable this. (I have used this setup since late 2008.) Also, I believe IE8 and Chrome do it this way, too.
What Faffe and Stevvie want is this?
Personally, that seems so illogical. For example, I do a search. As I look down the results, it is most likely that I wish to open in a new tab the first, then the second and finally the third listed result. If I have it:
I need only move 1 tab to see the first result. When I am done with that tab, I close it and the second result tab opens and so on.
If it is this:
to switch to the first result I have to move 3 tabs to the right. That seems so illogical, but if that is what you are comfortable with...
FYI-Opera does it that way (A321).
What IE8 and Chromes does, but Mozilla refuses to do at this time is this:
(Space follows active/open tab.)
That is to return to the original parent tab, A, once the last of the child tabs, 1, 2 & 3, has closed.
Mozilla currently does this:
we do this so you can see the first result then close the tab and you are automatically on the second result and close the tab your automatically on the 3 result and so on. If I go to http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/
and open the pictures I can view them in the order they are on the site, closing the tab then puts you automatically onto the next one in the correct order they should be, and when you close the last photo you are then on the parent page that opened them.
Opera (which also seems to open more pages without errors or rendering problems than firefox since 10.5) and Maxthon and Netcaptor (almost the original tabbed browser) acts the way we are wanting. As the preference states"open tab next to CURRENT one" and not "the last opened tab"