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...
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
Created attachment 313815 [details] [diff] [review] Fix v1.0: Don't disable "File » New Tab" when no window is visible
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.
Sounds perfect, can't wait to test it. Home page auto-loading is a nuisance.
Comment on attachment 313815 [details] [diff] [review] Fix v1.0: Don't disable "File » New Tab" when no window is visible r=mano
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