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Apple+T should open a new window if there are none to open a tab in

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 3

Status

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Marco Romeny, Assigned: mstange)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 3
All
Mac OS X
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008032004 Minefield/3.0b5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008032004 Minefield/3.0b5pre

On mac, if all windows are closed, Apple+T (or any tab-opening function) should open a new window to accommodate this new tab being opened. This is likely related to all of the other 'links from other apps don't open if no windows are open already'-bugs as well. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the browser. 
2. Close all windows, do not quit the application.
3. Press Apple+T and wonder where your new tab is.

Actual Results:  
No tabs, just disappointment, sadness and gloom. 

Expected Results:  
A new window pops up with focus on the address bar. Maybe not filled with your home page, but with a preference.newtab.starturl shown.

Experienced with Minefield, but I recall it being the case with all of tab-enabled firefox versions...
(Assignee)

Comment 1

9 years ago
Confirming and taking. It's annoying behavior and easy to fix.

The bug is also mentioned in John Gruber's comparison of Safari and Firefox: http://daringfireball.net/2008/04/firefox_3_safari_3
Severity: enhancement → normal
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
(Assignee)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Created attachment 313815 [details] [diff] [review]
Fix v1.0: Don't disable "File » New Tab" when no window is visible
Attachment #313815 - Flags: review?(mano)
(Assignee)

Comment 3

9 years ago
Note that I made Cmd+T open a blank window. You can still press Cmd+N if you want a window loading the home page. Safari does the same.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

9 years ago
Sounds perfect, can't wait to test it. Home page auto-loading is a nuisance.
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: nobody → mstange
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Comment on attachment 313815 [details] [diff] [review]
Fix v1.0: Don't disable "File » New Tab" when no window is visible

r=mano
Attachment #313815 - Flags: review?(mano)
Attachment #313815 - Flags: review+
Attachment #313815 - Flags: approval1.9?
Attachment #313815 - Flags: approval1.9? → approval1.9+
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Checking in browser/base/content/browser.js;
/cvsroot/mozilla/browser/base/content/browser.js,v  <--  browser.js
new revision: 1.1022; previous revision: 1.1021
done
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3
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