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Inconsistent behaviour of Ctrl+/Alt+Return between URL bar and document links

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 237027

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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 237027
10 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Kuno Meyer, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070607 Minefield/3.0a6pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070607 Minefield/3.0a6pre

Firefox has focus-dependant shortcuts for loading a link/URL in a new tab
- from the URL bar: use Alt+Return
- from a selected link in the document: use Ctrl+Return

This is incosistent behaviour and it is not obvious why different shortcuts apply for the same task.

Proposal:
I suggest to use Ctrl+Return *everywhere* to open a new tab, thus including the URL bar. This use of Ctrl would conform to Ctrl+LeftClick for opening a new Tab with the mouse.

The current use of Ctrl+Return in the URL bar (the loading of <www.*.com>) is an unnecessary feature that adds little value. It could be left away. (I.e. it is not obvious, why the .com TLD should get superior treatment over .org/.net or any other country-specific TLD.)


Reproducible: Always

Updated

10 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 237027
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