I need a way to investigate Possible Duplicates without them opening in the tab I am working in
Following the switch to the new Format that FamilySearch is using as of April 2023, there is a problem -
Comparing duplicates is not simple any more.....
If I am in a person's page who has a Possible Duplicate, and I click on the Possible Duplicate person, that person now opens in the the same tab that I was working in, replacing the page of the FamilySearch person I was viewing with the Duplicate I wanted to examine.
It's not helpful because - (a) it moves me right away from my original person (b) it prevents me from performing my task of comparing
I need be to able to have both the person I am working on as well as the Possible Duplicate open in 2 separate tabs so that I can make comparisons.
I can't make any comparisons when my original John Smith is replaced by the duplicate John Smith which is what happens currently when the duplicate is clicked on.
In the previous format used by FamilySearch, I could open the duplicate John Smith page in a separate tab to examine all that was known about him and was able to make my decision based on facts shown in his Vitals , sources, etc.
The following is the method I used - I would click on the Possible Duplicate box, it would shoot out sideways to the left, then I could click on the name of the person in the box and that person's page would open in a new tab, so that I could examine everything in their page.
Someone has suggested a solution to me and it's great, BUT I would never have thought of it myself and so I know that others won't know about it either. It involves a right mouse click.
Could we please have that original function back again. I like to flip back and forth seeing what matches and what doesn't.
I know I could simply copy the PID of the duplicate person and go and find them in the tree. Though when one is faced with multiple duplicates, and that happens if the person had 9 or more children (with duplicate parents appearing in the tree for each child) it is very time consuming to perform that action for every duplicate for one parent, then the same has to be done for the other parent as well.
I urge you in the strongest possible terms to make the former method available once again.
Gail Clarke Hellings