Control+click to open in new tab is prevented as opening a pop-up window - www.thedailybeast.com

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22 days ago
4 days ago

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(Reporter: Asif Youssuff, Unassigned)

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({regression})

58 Branch
regression
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(firefox58 affected)

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Description

22 days ago
Created attachment 8923133 [details]
Screenshot at 2017-10-28 19-07-10.png

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0
Build ID: 20171028100423

Steps to reproduce:

1. Navigate to http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-rohingya-activists-say-facebook-silences-them
2. Control+Click on any of the bottom 4 links in the "Read this list" block on the right


Actual results:

Firefox shows a yellow bar saying that it prevented the site from opening a pop-up window. 


Expected results:

The clicked link should open in a new tab, without showing a bar saying that a popup was blocked.
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Updated

22 days ago
status-firefox58: --- → affected
Version: 55 Branch → 58 Branch
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Updated

22 days ago
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Comment 1

22 days ago
Not exactly the desired behavior, but older Firefox versions at least opened the link instead of asking users to disable the popup blocker. 

The old behavior opened the requested tab and switched to it (desired behavior is to open a tab in the background and not to switch to it). 

 7:05.41 INFO: Narrowed nightly regression window from [2014-05-19, 2014-05-22] (3 days) to [2014-05-21, 2014-05-22] (1 days) (~0 steps left)
 7:05.42 INFO: Got as far as we can go bisecting nightlies...
 7:05.42 INFO: Last good revision: 9d8d16695f6a (2014-05-21)
 7:05.42 INFO: First bad revision: b40296602083 (2014-05-22)
 7:05.42 INFO: Pushlog:
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/pushloghtml?fromchange=9d8d16695f6a&tochange=b40296602083
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Updated

22 days ago
Keywords: regression
Clicking those links works for me smoothly in Nightly 58 - with Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.12; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0. 

If that's the regression then this has been a problem since 2014. Do you have a regression window for the  behavior you're reporting as a new regression in 58?
Flags: needinfo?(yoasif)
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Comment 3

12 days ago
Liz,

This isn't exactly a regression -- on my Mac right now, if I command click on a link on the right sidebar, Firefox says that it prevented the site from opening a pop-up window. 

In Chrome, the link opens in a new tab (the desired behavior).

Prior to the regression window provided, Firefox didn't say that it prevented the site from opening a pop-up window, but instead opened the link in a new tab *and switched to it* (which is not desired, but better than the current behavior).

Hope that helps.
Flags: needinfo?(yoasif)
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Comment 4

12 days ago
To be very clear, as far as I can tell, Firefox never did the desired behavior. The regression window is provided just to show that the behavior changed at some point to be worse than the current behavior.
Hi Asif, 
What's your pop-up blocker setting? If you like to disable the pop-up preventing dialog, you could refer to the instructions. Hope that helps.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pop-blocker-settings-exceptions-troubleshooting
Component: General → General
Product: Core → Firefox
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Comment 6

9 days ago
I'm familiar with the popup blocker settings - what I'm reporting is more about the desired behavior when a page wants to open a new window, but my preference is to open it in a new tab. 

I am using the existing shortcut to open links in tabs (command or control), but my preference in this case is not respected, asking me to instead allow popups. Ironically, disabling the popup blocker on this page and using control/command click actually doesn't open a popup, but instead opens the link in a new tab (and switches to the new tab). 

What I would like to see instead is that the browser doesn't bother trying to tell me to disable my popup blocker, and instead opens the link in a background tab alongside my existing tab, like is the existing behavior for links in Firefox. 

This is how Chrome currently does it for the page referenced in the link this bug is reported against.
Hey Andrei, can you reproduce this?
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Comment 8

4 days ago
> I am using the existing shortcut to open links in tabs (command or control),
> but my preference in this case is not respected, asking me to instead allow
> popups. Ironically, disabling the popup blocker on this page and using
> control/command click actually doesn't open a popup, but instead opens the
> link in a new tab (and switches to the new tab). 
> 


I got the same behaviour using latest Nightly on Mac OS 10.11, macOS 10.12, Ubuntu 16.04 x64 and Windows 10 x64. 
This problem only disappears if you right-click on the page - View Page Info - Permissions and select Allow for Open Pop-up Windows instead of leaving it by default.
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