alt+enter does not open a new tab when selecting a link using type ahead find

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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minor
RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: Robin Whittleton, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031014 Firebird/0.7+ (aebrahim)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031014 Firebird/0.7+ (aebrahim)

My mouse died so I'm resorting to browsing using a keyboard. Type-ahead find is
very useful in this situation, but annoyingly although I can open links using
enter I can't open links in a new tab using alt+enter. Seeing as alt+enter is
the standard for opening addresses in a new tab from the address bar it seems
like a natural progression to add it to type-ahead find.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://www.mozilla.org
2. Type 'Best of 2003'
3. Hit alt+enter

Actual Results:  
Nothing

Expected Results:  
Opened 'http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,110653,pg,11,00.asp' in a
new tab.
use Ctrl-Enter

see bug 213816 (the attachments, specifically) on the project owner's views on
the subject.  Personally, I disagree, but UI is like that, everyone think's
their point of view is right. :)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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