Closed Bug 343547 Opened 14 years ago Closed 12 years ago
Target="_blank" opens new tabs also in size limited pop-up windows
It's not "my preferences" but the default preferences of Fx 2. Since the target group of Fx is the average user and not just the power user, the average user should be able to surf the web with the default settings without having to think first "have I got to select Open Link in New Window for this link." The default setting "new pages should be opened in: a new tab" overrules the programmer's target="_blank", which has always been open in new window, without being able to handle all aspects of it correctly. That will lead to a lot of problems for a lot of people on a lot of pages. In my eyes this is a bug and far away from being invalid.
Component: Preferences One thing I didn't realize is that Firefox 1.5 had three options for tabbed browsing (not forcing, and then two forcing options), while Bon Echo has only two. For a while I thought Bon Echo just wasn't grabbing my 1.5 preferences, but your comment illuminated to me that I was on the default in 1.5 and now I'm on the default in Bon Echo, but their behaviors are different. You're right: the default setting should be to open a new page in a new window.
I have experience this problem too. With my web site design I find this new setting in Firefox very problematic. I believe the target="_blank" should open a new window not a tab!!! Apart from that I love the new FF.
I also think that this is Invalid. If you set "new pages should be opened in a new tab" then you have just told Firefox to open all "_blank" links in a new tab of the current window, and this is what happens. You cannot have it both ways.
It's not that the user chose that setting but it's the default setting. If someone chooses a setting which has the effect that several pages are not handled correctly it's his/her problem. But if a browser has a default setting which overrules the code with the effect that several pages aren't handled properly anymore it's a bug in my eyes. Either change the default setting or find a solution for the current setting so that the pages are handled properly.
I have changed the default setting from 'New pages should be opened in a new tab' TO 'New pages should be opened in a new window' and every instance of a link with a target of _blank or _new opens the link a new TAB, not window as my preference setting specifies. That's a bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 377551
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