middle-click top open in new tab broken on some links

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
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major
RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: James E. LaBarre, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Waterwalrus/1.0.6-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Waterwalrus/1.0.6-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6

In many (but not all) links, where I was previously able to open links into new
tabs, this function no longer works.

As an example: with your browser configured to load URLs into a new tab with
middle-click or ctrl-click, go to http://linuxtoday.com, and then middle-click
on any story link in the middle of the page.  Expected behavior is that the link
should open in a background tab, but instead no links are opened, and nothing
happens.  This had worked correctly up through Firefox 1.0.4 (did not test under
1.0.5).  This does not happen on *all* URLs, though.  On the above mentioned
site, if you middle click on a *sidebar* link, this will load correctly into a
new tab as expected.  Also, on links that do not work with middle/ctrl-click,
right-clicking and selecting "open link in new tab" will work as expected.

LT is not the only site where this happens, have experienced it on various other
sites.  But LT is the easiest place to duplicate it.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Be sure browser is set to open links in new tabs (default behavior in FF?)
2.navigate to http://linuxtoday.com
3.middle-click on a story link, no link will be opened
4.middle-click on a sidebar link, link will open in new tab.

Actual Results:  
step 3: nothing
step 4: opened in new tab

Expected Results:  
step 3: open link in new tab
step 4: open link in new tab

Comment 1

13 years ago
This bug started in 1.0.5 and still strong in 1.1 alpha 2.

Personaly, it's *very* annoying for everyone how uses open in new tab a lot
(right clicking and selecting context menu entry becomes annoying when you
expect a simple middle-click to do the job).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050726
Firefox/1.0+ ID:2005072606

WFM

Try firefox in safe mode to rule out this being extension related.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

(quite possibly related to an old version of the "single window mode" extension.)

Comment 3

13 years ago
Safe mode solves the problem

Some extensions uninstalled and installed later (as update lost track os some of
them) it's working again.
Thank's for pointing it.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

13 years ago
> Try firefox in safe mode to rule out this being extension related.
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode
> 
> (quite possibly related to an old version of the "single window mode" extension.)

Yes, that solved the problem.  So this will have to be part of a ReadMe/FAQ, I
think.  Either that, or there will need to be an update of that extension.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

13 years ago
Please change this bug status to Resolved->Worksforme as nothing was fixed here.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Marking Invalid (extension bug)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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