When I’m working on a blog post I can easily have half a dozen tabs open in my browser displaying sites supporting the topic of the article. Having WordPress open up yet another tab just so I can see what the article is going to look like can be quite irritating. Thanks to the WordPress ribbon, I can now easily move between the editing window and preview window all in the same tab.
Both preview options on the actual editing screen will open your preview in a new tab, but if you choose the View Post option from the ribbon, it will open the preview in the current tab.
You’ll notice that the View Post option changes to Edit Post when you are looking at the preview. Click it to return to editing this post. You can also click on the New button from either screen to start a new post – again in this same browser tab.
It may take a bit of effort to get used to using the ribbon instead of the original links, but it won’t take long before it becomes second nature.