Closed Bug 1113106 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Yahoo search results should open in the same tab

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect)

x86_64
Windows 7
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: bug.zilla, Unassigned)

Details

(Whiteboard: [yahoo] [contactready])

Still getting used to Yahoo search. Could we get results to open in the same tab rather than a new tab? It's a bit annoying / distracting. If a user wants to open in a new tab he/she can do so explicitly.
This seems to be the default behaviour for the content served by yahoo, so I think this is closer to "evangelism" than "desktop bug"
Component: General → Desktop
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
Version: 37 Branch → unspecified
Kev, you want to know about such feedback - right?
Whiteboard: [yahoo] [contactready]
Sure, this is not a bug as such.
Replacing _blank with _self solves it.
I can no longer repro this in search results from the Fx search UI (but still can when visiting the site directly), so WONTFIX?
The "open in same tab" is only available from the Mozilla SERPs currently, so this is a WONTFIX as it's not something we control (we hope to influence, but general search results pages are Yahoo's domain). 

You can view the behaviour Firefox users will have at https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 which was part of the initial rollout on Dec 1. If you see this from Firefox's results pages from search access points within the product, I'd like to know about it. If you're seeing the Yahoo specific results from within Firefox 34.* and up, you may have an addon installed that is affecting search.
Kev, I was not aware of the Firefox version of the Yahoo search page. Much improved.
Will users who have already set Yahoo as their search engine (e.g. simply https://search.yahoo.com) be redirected to this one?

Separately, we are hopeful that you will be able to influence / guide Yahoo in certain areas. One thing you should be aware of is that Yahoo's SafeSearch filtering has been and still is very poor. Worse still, (and I have no idea why this would be the case) results from uk.search.yahoo.com are much "worse" than those from us.search.yahoo.com.

Users could change their preferences to a more strict filtering level but this should work out of the box and does not solve the issue for those who don't like cookies.
(In reply to bug.zilla from comment #6)
> Will users who have already set Yahoo as their search engine (e.g. simply
> https://search.yahoo.com) be redirected to this one?

Not sure - but it's unlikely this bug is where we'll find out :)

> > Separately, we are hopeful that you will be able to influence / guide Yahoo

I agree - but let's call this bug done.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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