User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0 Build ID: 20160606113944 Steps to reproduce: (Similar but not identical to bug 691114) In Preferences, ensure "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is unchecked. Open a web page that contains some text. Highlight a word. Right click on the highlighted word and choose 'Search <search provider> for "word". Actual results: Firefox switches to the tab with the word search results. Expected results: Firefox should open the new tab in the background.
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0 I have tested this issue on Windows 10 x64, Mac OS 10.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with the latest Firefox release (48.0) and the latest Nightly (51.0a1-20160811030201) and managed to reproduce it. After following the STR in the description, when right clicking on the highlighted word and choosing 'Search <search provider> for "word"', Firefox switches to the tab with the word search results.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Tabbed Browser
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Unspecified → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Based on this being fixed in bug 331222 before this is a regression. Emil, can you try figuring out when it regressed?
I've ran a regression and came up with the following pushlog: http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/pushloghtml?fromchange=e79245e249c4&tochange=1fa31fa85082 After taking a look at this pushlog I think that bug 695482 may had cause it, further more, it seems that it may had been a decision that this was in fact the intended behavior. What should we do next?
Flags: needinfo?(emil.pasca) → needinfo?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)
Yes, this is apparently behaving as designed. If you want search to also open in the background, you can change the browser.search.context.loadInBackground pref in about:config.
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