Often Ctrl-click opens new window, but middle-click opens new tab

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 151142

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 151142
13 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Mark Histed, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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(Whiteboard: [bugday-20131016], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050405 Firefox/1.0 (Ubuntu package 1.0.2)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050405 Firefox/1.0 (Ubuntu package 1.0.2)

Often when I Ctrl-left-click on certain links, Firefox opens them in a new
_window_.  However, I'd like them to open in a new tab.  Middle-clicking on the
same link opens them in a new tab.

I would like them to have the same behavior, especially because Ctrl-left-click
is much easier for me to type.  (with a two-button mouse in X, you must click on
the left and right buttons simultaneously to simulate a middle-click)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Go to URL:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15797542

Ctrl-click on the "Cell Press" picture.
Actual Results:  
A new window opened

Expected Results:  
A new tab should have opened
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: Often on the same link: Ctrl-click opens in new window but middle-click opens in new tab → Often Ctrl-click opens new window, but middle-click opens new tab
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED

Updated

4 years ago
Resolution: EXPIRED → DUPLICATE
Whiteboard: [bugday-20131016]
Duplicate of bug: 151142
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