right-click on link opens new tab, used to just show context menu

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
Menus
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 months ago
4 months ago

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(Reporter: Adam M. Costello, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Tracking

51 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Description

9 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
Build ID: 20170125172332

Steps to reproduce:

Right-click (that is, press and release the right mouse button) on any link.


Actual results:

The context menu appears momentarily, then disappears, and a new tab opens and loads the linked page.


Expected results:

The context menu should have appeared and remained visible, waiting for me to click on a menu item.  No tab should have opened.

I have been using this behavior for as long as I can remember.  When I want to open a link in a new tab, I middle-click the link.  But when I want to do something else with the link, I right-click the link, then move the mouse to the desired menu item, then left-click the menu item.  This has always worked, until recently.  Now right-clicking the link immediately opens the link in a new tab and the menu disappears.  The fact that open-in-new-tab is the first menu item might be a clue.

Comment 1

9 months ago
This issue also happens with a clean profile? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles.
Component: Untriaged → Menus
Flags: needinfo?(bug.mozilla.amc+2+)
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
Without more details we can't do anything here, so closing as incomplete.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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