Open URL in current browser



UI Design
19 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Chris Booton, Unassigned)




Firefox Tracking Flags

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19 years ago
ICQ 99 has a feature that if you get a url in a message when clicking it , if
you have a brower window open it will ask you if you want the link to open in
the current browser or in a new browser window. This is usefull and prevents the
problem of clinking a link and having it open in a browser window that you are
doing stuff in. (the only way arround this is to right click on a click and
select open in new window). Anyway, I think ading this would be very usefull and
solve a lot of problems of this type occuring.


19 years ago
Assignee: phil → jevering

Comment 1

19 years ago
This is really a web-shell thing, right? We're just displaying a mail message
in a web shell.


19 years ago
Summary: [RFE]Open URL in current browser

Comment 2

19 years ago
how about a summary :-)


19 years ago
Component: Back End → XPApps
Product: MailNews → Browser

Comment 3

19 years ago
Fixing product and component, cc'ing don

Comment 4

19 years ago
I don't agree with this.
Wouldn't that mean every time I clicked a link, it would pop up a little menu
saying "open in new window" or "open in current window"? That would get
annoying, FAST.

I think that using the right mouse button is a perfectly acceptable way to tell
Mozilla to open in a new window.

Comment 5

18 years ago
reassigning jevering's old bugs to jar for adoption or to
find them a new home
Assignee: jevering → jar

Comment 6

18 years ago
This is clearly a feature that some folks want, an some folks hate.
It would take a bit of UI to satisfy everyone (prefs?? advanced prefs???), so
for now, I'm just pushing it into the distance until an owner appears.
M30, owner of
Assignee: jar → nobody
Target Milestone: --- → M30
Marking helpwanted and changing M30 to Future.
Keywords: helpwanted
Target Milestone: M30 → Future

Comment 8

18 years ago
This definitely needs to be a preference, and default to _off_.
This would make browsing the web almost painful.

Comment 9

18 years ago
See also bug 35578, an rfe for a mailnews pref to open links in a new browser  
windows instead of in existing windows.  That bug also has some discussion 
about what the default value of the pref should be.


16 years ago
Summary: [RFE]Open URL in current browser → Open URL in current browser


15 years ago
QA Contact: lchiang → nobody

Comment 10

15 years ago
can we change this to wont fix.
seems like it's not a necessary feature or that it actually already exists and
the requester needs to ask windows to switch which mouse button performs right
click and left click operations.
this has not been touched since 2000 it's ready to be closed.
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite

Comment 11

12 years ago
reporter, suite has sufficiently (substantially) changed for 3 mouse buttons and tabbed browsing such that is either WFM or INVALID.  Recommend if there are still issues that you investigate several existing bugs on the subject.

marking WFM

Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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