Yes, this is often inconvenient and causes much extra navigation effort (e.g. to return back to where I was just a short while ago), and using TABS would obviously make my life much simpler. But I never developed that technique and thus never learned all about TABS and how to best use them. Most importantly I did not want to give up a full line of vertical window space for the TABS, when I was only concerned with a single folder and the normal address bar was perfectly sufficient. Gaining the extra line of vertical space for the tree/file list in that panel was more important to me than seeing only one folder identified in a single tab.
Anyway, when I finally began playing with and learning about tabs, that's when I discovered that a simple right-click on the address bar produces a popup menu WHICH DOES NOT HAVE "new folder tab (CTRL+T)" at the top or near the top! Seems obvious to me that this clearly useful item should be in the popup menu, and in my other thread many people suggested all kinds of workarounds. I still think the simple straightforward solution is just to have "new folder tab" in the menu when right-clicking on the address bar. Period.
Anyway, I have in fact adopted one particular excellent workaround suggested in my other thread:
I've been using this approach ever since it was suggested. Allows me to run normally in "address bar only" unless I want tabs, in which case I simply right-click on the [..] item in the file list for that folder, and then instantly I get TWO TABS (one for the current folder, and a second duplicate one that I can now navigate to wherever I want. Really perfectly fine (although I still strongly feel right-click on the address bar should have "new folder tab" in the popup menu).in settings - shell menu check the options: "Folders", "Always in the current instance", "Active panel", then click to "Update registry" and OK and then you can open new tab like this - right click the [..] item line (right below the address bar) or any folder in the file list and click "Open with FreeCommander".
BUT... THERE IS A BUG!!
If there is currently NOT A TAB SHOWING, but my panel does have both TREE and FILE LIST panes, when I initiate the pair of tabs either by (a) simply CTRL+T, or (b) right-click on the [..] item in the file list, the TREE PANEL DISAPPEARS!! I now only have the file list panel (under BOTH TABS) and I must bring back the TREE panel in both tabs with ALT+T.
==> initiating tabs (i.e. the pair of them, using either my method or via CTRL+T) when previously only the address bar is showing but with both TREE and FILE LIST panels currently present, this LOSES THE TREE PANEL under both tabs, which then BOTH must manually be restored with ALT+T.
NOTE: once the lost TREE panels have been restored to both open tabs, from now on initiating additional tabs (e.g. CTRL+T) now retains the TREE pane in each new tab. So the "loss of TREE pane" only occurs on the very first creation of that first pair of tabs when previously only the address bar was present.