User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2 Just to pinpoint one additional downside of bug <a href-https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=243893>243893</a>, this is what happened to me a few minutes ago. I was playing a Java game, which opens in a popup. Halfway through the game I received an email and I clicked on a link in that email. This link opened in the popup window (since it was the most active window) as a new tab, effectively hiding the other tab with the game. This bug is about changing FF behaviour when users have external links set to open in tabs and popup windows set to not open in tabs. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open any webpage with a popup 2. Click on the popup windows to give it focus 3. Now click on a link in an external application Actual Results: The external link opens in tab in the popup window, effectively hiding content of the popup. (Only way to display previous tab is to use CTRL-TAB) Expected Results: My suggestion is that the external link should be opened in tab in the most recent normal Firefox window, not in a popup window.
see also bug #143866 I have also stumbled on this today, using FF1.0. This is bad, from a user perspective, because he can't get back the previous content of the popup (wich might be important and irreproducible) without using a keyboard shortcut. I suppose the same would happen if the user elects to open external link in 'the most recent tab/window'. So, there are two approaches: handle popup chromeless windows as 'special' windows, wich never open new tabs or external links; or handle those popup windows as something that the user can revert to a normal window, that is, restore the full menus and tab bar. I vote for user having control, i.e, beeing able to revert to a normal window as he sees fit. I think I will take a look at this, and try to put up a patch.
Today I found another obtrusive consequence of this bug. External windows also open in the print-preview window when external links are set to pen in tabs (of course only if print-preview is the most recent Firefox window). Really confusing..
(In reply to comment #2) > Today I found another obtrusive consequence of this bug. External windows also > open in the print-preview window when external links are set to pen in tabs (of > course only if print-preview is the most recent Firefox window). Really confusing.. What's more, when the user has multiple tabs open, and then an external link is targeted to the print preview window, ALL open tabs are attached to the print preview window; if the user then dismisses the print preview window, the browser exits, without any confirmation from the user. This seems to indicate something 's very WRONG with the print preview window! Please, could someone look at this bug? Should it be filled under tab-browser component?
I've searched as broadly as possible for a while for a duplicate of this (either in Fx or Core) and can't find one. It affects Mac OS X as well as Win (worse in Win because the menubar is in the window and thus goes missing in this case), so changing hardware and OS to All and confirming. I think this belongs to Core:Tabbed Browser rather than Firefox:OS Integration, so changing that, too. (Apologies if I've misunderstood where the code for this resides.)
Assignee: firefox → tabbed-browser
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: OS Integration → Tabbed Browser
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: firefox.general
Hardware: PC → All
Version -> Trunk Should this bug be labeled as Aviary-Landing?
Version: 1.0 Branch → Trunk
According to what I've been told, external apps opening in crippled tabs bugs are also supposed to be duped to Firefox bug 243893 (related Core/SeaMonkey bug is bug 143866). Moving back to Firefox and resolving as a dupe of bug 243893. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 243893 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Component: Tabbed Browser → Tabbed Browser
Product: Core → Firefox
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** Bug 305478 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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