SUMMARY (your need in one sentence)
As a user, when I open a link in one app (email for ex) that I’ve already opened in another app (jira for ex), don’t create a new tab automatically, ask me if I want to replace it with the existing open tab or if I want to create a new tab
GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)
I am constantly hopping back and forth between JIRA and Email, a lot of times around the same issue, so I tend to click the link for the JIRA issue in email a lot. Unfortunately, what happens is that duplicate tabs build up, making the quick switch and tab viewing overwhelming.
This also happens in cases when I open a link from top hits a quick search, and open a link <- this one is actually particularly annoying, because I expect that finding a result on top hits, such as a google drive doc, would open the same link already open in google drive.
PROVIDE DETAILS (tell us what you are looking to change)
I’d like Station to notify me that a tab already exists in that app, and ask me if I’d like to replace it or open a new tab. The request to replace instead of just auto-replacing is because I’ll sometimes be working on editing the issue on JIRA, but want to see the issue in a new tab to track new activity without losing my work.
DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)
The main advantages for me are:
- saving time looking for an issue
- keeping my station experience clean and organized