At the moment visiting a URL in the systel clip board involves selecting the location bar, hitting paste, then hitting enter. I propose an enhancement whereby selecting any part of the Mozilla browsing window (with the exception of text entry areas such as forms) and hitting "paste" either opens the URL in the current window or opens the URL in a new tab - preference to be set in Mozilla preferences. This enhancement could be compared to bug 30088.
You can set in the preferences, that hitting 'CTRL+Enter' opens the page in a new tab.. do you want a function like this?
Not entirely - I'm talking about being able to select a Mozilla window, hit CTRL+V (on Windows) and, provided the clipboard contains a valid URL, have the browser go straight to that URL. This is purely a time saver - rather than hitting CTRL+L (to get to the location bar), CTRL+V to paste the URL and Enter to go there you could just hit CTRL+V and the browser would be smart enough to guess what you wanted to do with the URL. This is about as trivial an enhancement as you can get but I'm a big fan of small details :)
No dup found and sounds like a nice idea marking as NEW (-> OS/PLATFORM -> ALL .. not only win32 users should have this feature ;) )
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Well, this is something I wouldn't like, since I often want to edit the URL before pressing ENTER (or if I would want to open in in a different tab - that's why we have the CTRL-ENTER). So it should definitely be an option. An immediate reaction to a CTRL-V would be a surprise, and different from all other apps, except on X-Windows (immediate paste mode, normally bound to the middle button). In the case of X-Windows, I can understand it. On the other hand, dropping an URL on top of Mozilla gives an immediate response, because you don't have to 'confirm' a drop & drop. Isn't it possible to drop items from the remote application directly onto Mozilla ? So, without the CTRL-C ... CTRL-V sequence ?
What about; If the URL (location) bar (or any text area/field) has the focus, the URL just gets pasted into it, but if something else has, mozilla loads the URL as a new tab.
Oh, i didn't read carefully enough.. This works already on X, so unix isn't affected (setting back to win2000) On X it works like this -> Have a url in the clipboard and press the 3. button in the 'html widget' This loads the URL.. I CTRL+V is imho bad, but mousebutton 3 would be also nice on win32.. But another problem is: most win users don't have a _real_ 3. mousebutton.. most users have a doubleclick on this button.. -> Wontfix? .. i thought that you wanted to be able to open 'unlinked' urls in a new tab (for example hittin 3. mousebutton+ctrl) .. sorry.. :) damd drugs again! Simon: Maybe you want to switch to unix? ;)
OS: All → Windows 2000
Hardware: All → PC
The middle button thing works on Windows too. Just set user_pref("middlemouse.contentLoadURL", true); (it's false by default on Windows, true by default on Linux).
Why shouldn't user_pref("middlemouse.contentLoadURL", true); be the default on all platforms?
I suspect windows users would scream bloody murder if it were made default on Windows. But you're welcome to try it. :-) See also bug 105895, which makes ctrl-middleclick open the clipboard url in a new tab (if middlemouse.contentLoadURL is set). It's stalled waiting for sr; vote for that bug or pester jag if you want it.
You can use the prefs for the middle button.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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