The global search page behaves the same. I brought it up in the past. If you don’t mind, I’d like to consolidate (repost) here, from G+ and uservoice. I can create a new issue again here, if it helps.
Global search “go to” without spawning a new tab
(Uservoice, Nov 22, 2018)
The current behaviour of “gg” on the global search page is inconsistent.
When the selected item is a list title, “gg” navigates to the list (filtered by the search term) in the same tab. When the selected item is an entry inside a list, “gg” opens a new tab with the containing list pinned (focused) on the selected item.
To me, the “intuitive”, logical, and consistent behaviour for “gg” from the global search page would be the same as from any list. As defined in the Keyboard shortcuts Reference (as well as in the “?” cheatsheet):
gg Go to the first hyperlink (opens external links in a new window, Checkvist links in the current window)
Shift gg Always open hyperlinks in a new window
Note, this is not about “filtered” vs “focused” view, I do not advocate for one or the other. I think it’s nice to have that distinction available, as is. This issue is about “gg” opening a new tab (undesirable) instead of staying in the same tab.
“gg” description says “opens external links in a new window, Checkvist links in the current window”.
(Google Plus, March 09, 2018 )
“gg” description says “opens external links in a new window, Checkvist links in the current window”. However, when I do “gg” from a global search, the focused list opens in a new tab. Maybe I’m using a wrong command? Is there another way to navigate to a list from global search?
For due and search pages ‘gg’ behaviour was requested to be different: gg does not open item in new tab?
You can always close the newly opened tab and get back to the search results with Ctrl+W shortcut (or its equivalent on Mac)
This behavior leads to proliferation of tabs. I’d like to jump around using global search while staying in a single tab. This would allow going back using tab history as well. Kirill Maximov , could you add an option to “Search options” (or introduce a different shortcut) to jump to search result in the same tab. Or perhaps even revert that fix, since there is [Shift gg] available for opening in a new tab. Thank you. I can enter this in Uservoice if that helps.
Hello R A, could you describe your flow a bit?
I usually open tab with ‘gg’ and if it is not what I want I immediately close it with browser shortcut for tab closing (Cmd+W for me, on a Mac). No proliferation in this case.
I use Checkvist as a sort of personal knowledge base, and I tend to move where I need to using global search, rather than hierarchical drill down. I jump to the spot, make some additions, then want to come back to where I was or jump elsewhere. Of course, I can keep one “base” tab and keep closing the other ones (know the shortcut too), but it’s just not intuitive, and there is no history trail that I would be able to move back and forth in, if it was all in the same tab.
FYI, I’m able to keep everything in the same tab by setting “browser.link.open_newwindow” to 1 (Firefox). But that keeps external links in the same tab as well, which I’d rather avoid.
Hello, please enter your request to the Uservoice, as I don’t think we’ll implement it very soon. Don’t want to introduce a specific option for that, and need more idea for a better solution.