User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031027 Firebird/0.7+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031027 Firebird/0.7+ In the previous version of Hotmail (i.e. before a few days ago), links in e-mails opened up in a new tab as normal, via the mouse wheel button. In the new revision (i.e. NOW), this is no longer possible, and clicking the middle mouse button on any e-mail link does nothing. Links can still be opened by right clicking -> Open Link in New Tab, but this is obviously an inconvenience. There's a thread about this issue over at the MozillaZine forums here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=283694 I'm not sure if there's anything that can be done to fix this, but here's hoping. Going by that thread, it appears to happen in all Firebird releases, and I don't see anything which mentions this is a Windows only problem. Unfortunately I don't have Linux installed to check. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Log in to an e-mail account on www.hotmail.com 2. Open an e-mail with a link 3. Try and open the link into a new tab using the middle mouse button Actual Results: Nothing happens. Expected Results: Opened the link into a new tab.
Additional: This also appears to be the case for any links from within the Hotmail system - So even opening e-mails themselves in tabs is made impossible, unless you use the aforementioned workaround.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138198 ***