Clicking Tools -> Web search when the search bar is not in the toolbar(s) opens the selected search in the current window and tab. E.g. selecting "New pages should be opened in: a new window" in the tab panel of preferences doesn't have any effect on this behaviour. What should happen: When the search bar is hidden, clicking Tools -> Web search should open the search page either in a new tab or a new window depending on the selected setting in the tab panel of preferences. Tested on: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fi; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/2006092604 BonEcho/2.0
Is this related to bug 351253 ? Somebody who's qualified can do that evalution.
Tools -> Web search no longer seems to be an option presented to the user. Does that invalidate this bug?
Cmd/Ctrl+K still works.
I think I get it, but just so I understand the requirements: IF prefs require links to open in new windows (browser.link.open_newwindow => 2) AND the Navigation Toolbar is hidden AND the user presses Cmd/Ctrl+K THEN the default search page should appear in a new window. Is that an accurate description of the desired behavior?
Hi, I am interested in working on this bug. So please can you assign this bug to me. Thanks in advance, Regards.
(In reply to michael.harte from comment #2) > Tools -> Web search no longer seems to be an option presented to the user. > Does that invalidate this bug? Well, we could try and always open in new windows/new tabs based on the preference, as you suggested in comment #4, but after some discussion we decided that's unlikely to help anyone. There isn't a preference right now that captures what should happen here (current tab, new tab, new window), there's no more menu item where extra keypresses during a click control the behaviour, and so there isn't really a good way to fix this without either breaking existing behaviour or leaving this wanting in terms of configurability - short of introducing an entirely new pref, which seems overkill. So, this is probably WONTFIX. (In reply to Anup from comment #5) > Hi, > > I am interested in working on this bug. So please can you assign this bug to > me. > > > Thanks in advance, > > Regards. Hi Anup. I'm afraid that now that you pinged me about this bug, I had a discussion about it with some other folks, and we decided that this isn't really worth fixing anymore. Maybe you can find a new bug you'd like to work on in bugsahoy? ( http://www.joshmatthews.net/bugsahoy/ )