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.
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.)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 237027 ***