User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/18.104.22.168 First, I had to classify this as a General Component because Status Bar isn't listed as a Component. The Status Bar at the bottom of a page shows where a link will go when you mouse over the link on the page. Safari adds a few things that I've found are very helpful. If the link has target="_blank", Safari adds "in a new window". I'm on a Mac OSX 10.4.9 system with Firefox 22.214.171.124, and there's no difference between a link with target="_blank" and one without it. If I hold down my Command key in Safari, it also adds "in a new window". Firefox does not. But even more bizarre, if there is a target="_blank" AND I hold down my Command key, when I click the link I get TWO tabs opened, on for the target="_blank", and one for the Command key. That causes a lot of load time when I've got a 0 Cache setting. Furthermore, in Safari, if I hold down the Option key, Safari changes the beginning of the Status Bar information by saying "Download:", which is exactly what happens when I click the link. Firefox adds no such information, so I'm not sure what will happen. So I'm requesting an improvement in the Status Bar information. Tell us if it will Download, or be opened in a new window or tab. The whole idea of the Status Bar is to give us information. I wouldn't hold down the Command key if I knew in advance that the link would open a new tab because of target="_blank". Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Select a link 2.View the Status Bar 3.Press the Option or Command key Actual Results: Nothing changes in the Status Bar, although the result WILL be different. Expected Results: Status Bar should show the new status, such as Download or New Tab. Do not know if this is the same in Windows, but I suspect this is true across all versions of Firefox.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Summary: Status Bar does not show enough information → Status Bar should show link target (based on target attribute or keyboard modifiers being held)
Duplicate of bug: 279223
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