right click a link while new page loading but old page still displayed




14 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: costinel, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

Before 0.9 release I used to read a web page, left-click a link, then,
continuing to read the page (while the new page being fetched from the server,
but the current page still being displayed), to right click onto another link on
the same page, and from the contextual menu to choose 'open in new tab'

After 0.9 has been released, I cannot longer use this feature, and firefox
started to behave like internet explorer: once i left clicked a link, the
contextual menu does no longer appears, even if there is still enough time to
right click -> 'open in new tab' before the new page is loaded completely and
displayed. Sometimes it was sooo cool that the contextual menu appeared even
after the new page already loaded, ie: click a link, the new page is being
fetched, i notice another link and i want to right click onto it -> open in new
tab, in the meantime the new page is done fetched and already displayed, the
contextual menu for old link appears - this was so cool, because i didn't have
to hit the back button and re-right click -> 'open in new tab' ;)  (all these
steps - click, right click, open in new tab - happen within one second or less)

After already left clicked on a link, right click on another link does not open
a menu anymore since 0.9

note that i am always having these settings changed from the default ones:
config.trim_on_minimize = false
advanced.system.supportDDEExec = false

the feature was present in 0.7 and 0.8 (i have no idea about previous versions
since i am new to firefox), no matter if the windows themes service was started
and used or not, or the application's menu font size is the one from windows
standard scheme or another one (like mine, trebuchet ms 12 bold), or dependant
on display resolution and color depth (1024x768/16@home, 1600x1200/32@work)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
right click on a link while a new page is loading
Actual Results:  
nothing (the contextual menu didn't appear

Expected Results:  
show contextual menu even if after following a link i right click onto another
link on the page still displayed


13 years ago
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → menus

Comment 1

13 years ago
WFM. (Firefox ID:2006011112)

Does anyone still have this problem?

Expect this to be outdated and suggest to set WORKSFORME.

Comment 2

13 years ago
yes. me. still. am i the only one experiencing this, or am i the only one that observes these little details ? ;) :)
now i'm using, but now i can right click > open in new tab (now i've discovered middle click) in about 50% of the time. however this is still frustrating...

i will try to create a video demonstrating the idea

Comment 3

12 years ago
I too have this happening.  The context menus don't display while the page is loading a new page.  ctrl+click also doesn't work while pages are loading.  This problem happens pretty consistantly for me when clicking links on bbc's website (www.bbc.co.uk)
I'm using version
This is an actual problem because i click on one news article and another catches my eye so i want to open it too, but alas, this is not yet possible.

Comment 4

11 years ago
Is this still an issue with the latest release?

Comment 5

11 years ago
I get this behavior on the latest trunk, but it depends on the link. I can consistently reproduce the link on bbc.co.uk, but I cannot reproduce the bug with links to forums.mozillazine.org, which happen to be down at the moment. The bug must not trigger until a specific stage in the page-loading process takes place.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070612 Minefield/3.0a6pre

Comment 6

11 years ago
i can still reproduce this with public firefox 3 beta 1...

Comment 7

11 years ago
note... seems like the os doesn't matter, encountered this on windows xp, vista, linux.

Comment 8

10 years ago
this is still happening, even with firefox 3.1beta3
OS: Windows Server 2003 → Windows XP

Comment 9

10 years ago
....and a clean profile!
Costin, so you say it regressed between 0.8 and 0.9?

Comment 11

10 years ago
Henrik, it's been a long time; I don't trust my memory so much, but I really do trust my written notes, so yes, it must have been for sure 0.9 the first release when I noticed the issue :). I remember reading the bugzilla guidelines and trying to provide as much and detailed information as I could; so yes, according to my notes it regressed with the release of 0.9. What I didn't write and don't exactly rememeber is that at some point in 0.x series I was using the nightly trunk instead of 0.x release, but that for sure was before 0.9, because after 0.9 I gave up using trunk nightlies, so this feature might have lived in the nightlies before 0.9...
Those old releases are still available on the FTP server. Would you mind to have a check again? ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/.

If that is true, there are even nightly builds available. It would be great if you could find a possible range when this has been regressed. The archives can be found here: ftp://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/2004/

Could you also give a list of steps needed to reproduce (e.g. on which websites it can easily be seen)...
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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