Pike's Mozilla Firefox Add-ons

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Clone Window

Get Clone Window
Version 0.2.9

Clones the current tab's address and history into a new window when the New Window command is used (and optionally into a new tab when the New Tab command is used).

Note: If you're looking for on demand tab duplication then the Duplicate Tab add-on might be more suitable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How do I configure Clone Window to clone tabs?

Go to Tools->Add-ons->Extensions->Clone Window->Options, then set the New Tab command to Clone Tab.

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Release History

0.2.9

  • Added support for Firefox 3 final.

0.2.8

0.2.7

  • Added compatibility with the latest nightlies ( and above).

0.2.6

0.2.5

  • Fixed another compatibility issue with newer Firefox 1.0+ nightly builds.
  • Added a French (fr-FR) locale, contributed by Mori.
  • Added a German (de-DE) locale, contributed by Patrick Ruh.

0.2.4

  • Fixed compatibility issue with Firefox 1.0+ nightly builds.

0.2.3

  • The contents of forms are now cloned into new windows/tabs (this feature still needs more work).
  • Removed the automatic install.rdf update link due to bandwidth constraints, from now on you'll have to manually check for updates.

0.2.2

  • Cloned windows/tabs duplicate the zoom factor of the original page.
  • If installed, the All-in-One add-on's Duplicate Tab gesture is overridden by Clone Window's own version.
  • If installed, the Optimoz Mouse Gestures add-on's Duplicate Tab gesture is overridden by Clone Window's own version.

0.2.1

0.2

  • Added ability to override the New Tab command to clone the current tab into a new tab, or to open the first home page in a new tab (these options are disabled by default).
  • A Ctrl-N keypress can (optionally) be made to open a cloned version of the current tab in a new tab.
  • Cloned windows/tabs remember the scroll position of the original page.

0.1.2

0.1.1

  • If installed, the All-in-One add-on's Duplicate Window gesture is overridden by Clone Window's own version.

0.1

  • Initial Release.

Comments

#181 Jeremiah

This is a fantastic extension! I've always thought that this should be the default behavior for a browser (of course, many would disagree).

This is a *very* useful extension, and I am very happy to have found it today, after years of wishing FF had this feature.
(I never looked that hard before...seek and you will find; certainly in this case, anyway. Thanks again!)

#182 Louis

I just installed this extension and it works great. I am using Firefox 3.0.7 with Windows XP. (I have tried other extensions that did not work.)

#183 Sheila

AMEN! I can finally open a new window and not copy and paste the URL. Thanks so much!

#184 anna lena

great feature! ten thumbs up :D

#185 Ronald

I always install this when i upgrade firefox browsers!!

Hope this will be available always! Thanks Pike!

#186 Sam

one of the 5 best Firefox Add-Ons thx guys

#187 Resolved

Thanks.
I had IE & changed to Firefox (faster than IE). Thought that Firefox would have the New Window clone option, guess not.
I had to download the convert-to-PDF add on as well, which is also available in IE browser.

Resolved.

#188 kalhimeo

Thank you for this simple but very usefull plugin.

Hope you can make it compatible with Firefox 3.5 soon !

#189 Pike

@kalhimeo

If you let me know what issues you're having with the extension in Firefox 3.5 I'll try to fix them, thanks.

#190 Dave

@kalhimeo and others
I too upgraded to 3.5 and was told by FF that "clone window" (and "Popup allow") would no longer be compatible (and they were greyed out) - even though they were the most recent versions.
But I just unistalled them and then reinstalled them from Pike's site and they both work fine.
Thanks again Pike for such excellent work!

#191 John

Same exact thing for me Dave. Thanks for suggesting uninstalling then reinstalling.

#192 Pippo

Is it possible to have Clone Window clone history etc. whenever a new windows/tab is created, and not only when the New Tab command is used.
That is: if I type Ctrl-T, I get a properly cloned tab. But if I ctrl-click a link, the new tab doesn't get history/etc. cloned. (This is on firefox 3.5, I believe that with older versions of this add-on, ctrl-click was working as I wrote).

#193 Pike

@Pippo

Clone Window has never had that feature so I assume another of your extensions was providing it.

#194 diane

This was the only thing I was missing moving off of IE. Thank you!

#195 Joe

This is a very useful plugin. Thanks! I am also finding it working with latest FF 3.5, but only for New Window Command, not for New Tab command, unless I am missing something. Either CTRL-T or File New Tab just opens up an empty New Tab. My environment is Windows 2000 version 5.0. Is anyone finding New Tab command bringing history in FF 3.5?

#196 Pike

@Joe
Have you configured tab cloning in Add-ons->Clone Window->Options?

#197 Joe

OK. Thanks Pike. Now it works. Awesome! That was easy.

To clarify for others, go to Tools--> Add Ons--> Extensions--> Options (under the new Clone Window) --> New Tab Selector-->Set to Cloned Tab.

I'd recommend adding those instructions to the download home page or in some note when the Add-on is implemented. Why leave any mystery?

There's a number of approaches that that can be configured with this. Thanks for the flexibility, Pike.

I should say that this one machine I decided to test FF 3.5 with is an old Windows 2000. (I also very much like the On Demand Duplicate Tab Add-on, so I hope that one also becomes available soon in FF 3.5.)

I did not know this one existed. It's very cool and ahead of the curve for FF 3.5

Nice work!!

#198 Pike

@Joe

Thanks for the suggestion, I've added instructions for enabling tab cloning to this page.

#199 MegaDon

Here's another thank you from someone who's been using your add-on for years now. Appreciate the work you put in to continually ensure compatibility.

Cheers

#200 Dusty

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for making Clone Window compatible with FF 3.5!!! I love this extension, and would be lost without it!

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