Can't open links in a new tab/window when logged in to Hotmail

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
17 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: o.v.k, Unassigned)

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Windows NT

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Description

17 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9.8+) Gecko/20020214
BuildID:    2002021403

When logged in to Hotmail, none of the links on the pages can be opened in a new
tab or a new window, neither per middle mouse button nor per context menu.
Opening the link in the same tab/window works.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to Hotmail
2. Try to open any of the links in a new tab/window


Actual Results:  Nothing happens.

Expected Results:  The link should open in a new tab/window.

Comment 1

17 years ago
WFM, 2002021403 Win 98.
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Comment 2

17 years ago
WFM with 0.9.7. Stopped working here with 0.9.8. Also didn't work with 2002020803.

Comment 3

17 years ago
I'm seeing this problem with 2002021503 on WinXP.

When right clicking the link:
Deprecated method document.getSelection() called.  Please use 
window.getSelection() instead.

When selecting Open in new (Window|Tab):
Error: focusedWindow._content.location has no properties
Source File: chrome://communicator/content/contentAreaUtils.js
Line: 59
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 4

17 years ago
Weird: this effect only appears directly after login. After opening an arbitrary
link on the first page inside Hotmail in the same tab/window (e.g. "Inbox"), the
error mentioned in Comment #3 disappears and everything starts to work as
expected. BTW: The message about the deprecated method is always there when
right-clicking on a link (Win NT, 2002021503).

Comment 5

16 years ago
This also happens with 1.1a (2002061104) on win2k... 

Happens on www.igroups.dk too...

Comment 6

16 years ago
I think this old, overseen "bug" should be handled as an RFE.
Could not find any RFE that looks like this one..
The reason for the missing "Open in new win/tab" is that the links
aren't urls but javaScript-code. netscape 4.x used to give the
"open new win" option anyway, but the new window simply remained empty.

The rfe could be, that HREFs are scanned for window.new(url) calls,
and if existent, the given url is opend in a new tab/win instead
of the new window, that would usually be opend by the javaScript
code. in many cases, this could be a good help, e.g. if some designers
created content which doesn't fit into the window.new()-given 
(fixed-size) window.

Comment 7

16 years ago
This also happens with 1.1b (2002080604) on WinXP... 

Happens on www.sotovik.ru too...

QA Contact: sairuh → pmac
(Reporter)

Comment 8

16 years ago
Hmmm... this issue seems to have fixed itself somehow, or Hotmail changed its
code. WFM now with 2002102415/Win. Don't know how long it has vanished. Could be
marked FIXED if nobody else has objections.

Comment 9

15 years ago
Interestingly, the new Hotmail interface evidences this problem for me, when it
didn't previously.

Middle-clicking on links to open them in a new window does not work, but
choosing "open in new tab" from the context menu does.

Mysterious...

Comment 10

15 years ago
indeed a problem after MS revamped the hotmail site...

Comment 11

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #9)
> Interestingly, the new Hotmail interface evidences this problem for me, when it
> didn't previously.
> 
> Middle-clicking on links to open them in a new window does not work, but
> choosing "open in new tab" from the context menu does.
> 
> Mysterious...

Yeah, I was about to post a new bug report for this behavior.  Everyone does
understand that the links in the MENUS of Hotmail are javascript, and that is
why the "Open in tabs" option does not work in their case.  Actually, their is a
separate feature request for that, Bug 55696.

As for what is commented on in message #9, I am getting the same thing here. 
With links that are INSIDE MESSAGES on Hotmail, the right click context menu
option to "Open in new tab" DOES work, however, a middle click on one of these
links does not.  FYI, it has nothing to do with the URLs themselves, as I have
tested these URLs in another html document, and a middle click works fine.  It
must have something else to do with how Hotmail is coded.

Comment 12

14 years ago
This bug also shows up in Firefox.

Comment 13

13 years ago
Even when using a Greasemonkey script to transform the Javascript links to
"normal" links, opening links in new tabs doesn't work.

Comment 14

13 years ago
I think Hotmail converts all URLs in messages to Javascript now.

Example:  This: http://www.google.com 

becomes this: javascript:ol('http://www.google.com/');

Therefore, this bug is probably no longer relevant.  

We should now vote for Bug 55696 instead, as it would allow the requested functionality.

Comment 15

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #14)
> I think Hotmail converts all URLs in messages to Javascript now.
> 
> Example:  This: http://www.google.com 
> 
> becomes this: javascript:ol('http://www.google.com/');
> 
> Therefore, this bug is probably no longer relevant.  
> 
> We should now vote for Bug 55696 instead, as it would allow the requested
> functionality.
> 

Two of the tabs at the top of the Hotmail UI, (Mail, and Calendar) are still HTML links and are not converted to Javascript, and they still exibit this bug that middle click does not work, but right click and select "Open in New Tab" does.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060122 Firefox/1.5

Comment 16

11 years ago
With Windows Live Hotmail, I don't think the test case is available anymore.  The bug may still exist in Firefox, but we are going to have to see it in the context of a different site.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b4pre) Gecko/2008020504 Minefield/3.0b4pre ID:2008020504
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
Assignee: jag → nobody
QA Contact: pmac → tabbed-browser

Comment 17

9 years ago
WFM
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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