Created with bug 56690 (Open Links in New Background Window) in mind, but as an alternate option to bug 67571 (Add Open Links In New Background Window to Context Menu). If there isn't going to be a context menu item for opening new windows/tabs in the background since the menus are so cluttered anyway, there should at least be an item in the prefs that lets the user decide which the default action is for opening links in new windows is - either in the foreground or background. If I am simply "mouse browsing" and opening a large number of extra windows, a modified click (as suggested in bug 67571) would be rather un-user-friendly. Perhaps I'm the only one who finds this, but after using Multizilla (which includes this in the context menu), now that I at least have the option to open background windows, I haven't found the need to open new windows/tabs in the foreground *at all*.
-> UI Design?
Assignee: sgehani → mpt
Component: Preferences → User Interface Design
QA Contact: sairuh → zach
I agree there should be a pref for background loading. I would like to see its default set for "Open in New Tab" (because the added tab makes clearly visible that the page is being opened in the background) and unset for "Open in New Window" (because unless there is a currently visible taskbar it might not be obvious that another page is loading).
Tabs: Edit->Preferences...->Navigator->Tabbed Browsing->Load Links in the Background Tabs are what they seem to be trying to move toward anyway (easy fix, rather wontfix, of bug 49141 :-). As for new windows in the BG, that doesn't sound very XPish. I seem to remember it as part of JS and the new pop-under trend, but I'm probably wrong about XP. If new windows were made with JS... note that by xp i mean cross-platform, exactly the opposite of Windows™ XP™®©.
Adding depend on bug 56690, as the summary of that bug is more general. Note that while a preference has been discussed in that bug, I think this should stay as a seperate bug. -> enhancement, confirming, all, all
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Depends on: 56690
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: [RFE] Open Links In New Windows/Tabs In [Background | Foreground] Pref → [RFE] Open Links In New Windows In [Background | Foreground] Pref
*** Bug 161043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: mpt → blaker
Component: User Interface Design → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: zach → paw
Summary: [RFE] Open Links In New Windows In [Background | Foreground] Pref → Open Links In New Windows In [Background | Foreground] Pref
See also bug 209341, same bug for Firebird.
Assignee: bross2 → guifeatures
QA Contact: pawyskoczka
Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
Won't block alpha, and as per bug 56690, would probably depend on a core fix.
Flags: blocking-seamonkey2.0a1? → blocking-seamonkey2.0a1-
With all the world moving to tabs, and not seeing window stacking to be really fixed, I guess we just should admit we won't be able to fix this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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