Closed Bug 133449 Opened 19 years ago Closed 16 years ago

RFE: "Open this link" in right-click menu (command to force a link to open in the same window, like in Netscape 3)

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, enhancement)

x86
Windows 95
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 70990

People

(Reporter: andrixnet, Assigned: bugzilla)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: Workarounds in comment #8)

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020311
BuildID:    2002031104

Netscape 3 had another neat function : 

whenever user right-clicks on a link, in the menu appears, among others : 

"Open this link (URL)" which forces the link under the cursor to be opened in
the current browser window.

This ignores TARGET attribute in <A> tag.
Feature is usefull when browsing frame based sites with multiple windows.
Example : using Yahoo mail or Yahoo clubs, in the web interface of these pages,
some links have target attribute set to work correctly with the frame based
interface. 
However : from the original window, open a link in a new window. 
In this new window, if one follows another link in that page, the page is opened
in the previous browser window, in one of it's frames.
In my current window nothing happens and in the original frame based window, a
frame is substituted with a new one (something I might not want, since in that
window I may have navigated in a different direction). 

In Netscape 3 (feature was lost in Netscape 4) I had the option to make sure I
continue in this window (maybe I don't want a new window, maybe   there are too
many already) by right-clik on a link and select "Open this link".

Mozilla does not have this functionality. 



Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a page displayed
2. right-click on a link
3. If this link specifies a TARGET attribute there is no way to force Mozilla to
follow that link the the same browser window. (consider a new tab same as a new
window in this case).


Actual Results:  Cannot follow a link in current window if TARGET is set and
another windo contains the frame that target points to.

Expected Results:  Be able to control where you want a link displayed. Current
window, or new window (consider tabs as new window)

See Netscape 3 behaviour.
Tried with 1st framed site that came to mind, http://www.ditl.org/

I don't have a right click menu  item called "Open this link (URL)" for any of
the links. Screen shot attached.

2002031104, Win2K
Attached image screen shot

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64749 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
On comment #3: bug 64749 is marked exclusively for MAC. Request is for PC also.
Component: User Interface Design → Browser-General
Ok.

See also bug 78037, pref to make links always open in the same window when you
left-click them.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
->XPApps

See comment #4 in bug 64749

Assignee: mpt → blaker
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: zach → paw
Keywords: 4xp
Setting as new and modifying title to reflect the fact that it is a RFE.

eRmoving 4xp keyword since NS4 did not have this feature.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: 4xp
Summary: "Open this link" option in right-click menu (like Netscape 3) → RFE:"Open this link" option in right-click menu (like Netscape 3)
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
A few workarounds:

* In about:config, change browser.block.target_new_window to true (backend pref
is already implemented by Bug 78037)
* Drag the link out of the content frame then drop it back.
* Drop it on the Go menu.
* Drop it on the title of the current tab.

Prog.
Depends on: linkNewWindow
Summary: RFE:"Open this link" option in right-click menu (like Netscape 3) → RFE: "Open this link" option in right-click menu (option to force links to open in the same window, like Netscape 3)
Whiteboard: Workarounds in comment #8
Summary: RFE: "Open this link" option in right-click menu (option to force links to open in the same window, like Netscape 3) → RFE: "Open this link" in right-click menu (command to force a link to open in the same window, like in Netscape 3)
Blocks: useragent

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 70990 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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