Closed Bug 1196756 Opened 6 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Private browsing should default to opening new pages in private windows

Categories

(Firefox OS Graveyard :: Gaia::Browser, defect)

All
Other
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: callahad, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Details

(Keywords: foxfood, Whiteboard: [systemsfe])

>> Feature Request Summary:
Private browsing should default to opening new pages in private windows

>> Description of feature, or problem to be solved
STR:

1. Open window in Private Browsing mode
2. Visit a website
3. Click and hold a link
4. Select "Open in new window"

What should happen:

1. The link loads in a new private window

What actually happens:

1. The link loads in a new normal window, exposing session data, adding history entries, etc.

All other browsers that I can test (Fx on Desktop + Android, Chrome on Desktop + Android, Safari on Desktop) refuse to open a public window from a link's context menu on a private one.
The following CSS rule hides the non-private "Open in a new window" action from the long-press context menu in private windows.

    .appWindow.browser.private button[data-id="open-in-new-window"] {
      display: none;
    }

I'm not entirely sure where this should go in Gaia, but I'm pretty sure it should go somewhere. :)
Francis is working on the UX spec for this.
Flags: needinfo?(fdjabri)
Whiteboard: [systemsfe]
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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