Sometimes command-enter opens a new tab, but other times it is alt-enter and command-enter no longer works




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13 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Alex Krupp, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 StumbleUpon/1.999
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 StumbleUpon/1.999

Sometimes command-enter is what opens a new tab and if I press option-enter it
downloads the page. However then after a while command-enter loads the new page
in the same tab and option-enter is needed to load a new tab. I am using OS X

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

13 years ago
Could you give some reliable steps to reproduce?


Comment 2

13 years ago
For me with Firefox 1.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.3.9, this issue is not intermittent; it
happens every time. I click in the address bar, or press Command-L, then press
Command-Return. I expect the current URL to open into a new tab (which ideally
would open behind the current one). Instead, the current tab reloads. Thanks to
Alex I now see that I can try pressing Option-Return instead, and this does open
the current tab's URL into a new tab (although it's in front of the current one).

In Camino 0.8.4, pressing Command-Return in the address bar just beeps, and
pressing Option-Return clears the address bar. Both of these behaviors are not
helpful in the least.

In Mozilla 1.8b1, pressing Command-Return in the address bar opens the current
URL into either a new window or a new tab, depending on the setting of the
checkbox Preferences -> Navigator -> Tabbed Browsing -> Open tabs instead of
windows for Command-Return in the Location bar. Both of these behaviors are correct.

Comment 3

12 years ago
In 1.5b1 I still see this inconsistency:

  option-enter in address bar => open in new tab
  cmd-enter in address bar => load in current tab

  option-click a link => download
  cmd-click a link => open in new tab

This non-symmetric use of cmd/option causes me to select the wrong modifier all
the time! When hovering over a link it would also be very helpful to see
something similar to Safari's status messages (which update as modifier keys are
depressed), but I guess that's off-topic for this bug.
Assignee: bugs → nobody

Comment 4

9 years ago
This is a duplicate of #237027, no? Still, it would be nice to see it fixed...
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

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No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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