would like to open new tabs with middle-click

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 3.0b2


11 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: mahowi, Assigned: beckley)


Thunderbird 3.0b2
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Bug Flags:
blocking-thunderbird3.0b1 -
blocking-thunderbird3 -
wanted-thunderbird3 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



(1 attachment)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008052316 Firefox/3.0pre Mnenhy/ (mahowi)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008051903 Thunderbird/3.0a2pre ID:2008051903

As I don't use the contect menu to open new mails, I'd like to use middle-click to open a new tab as in Fx.
I don't think that many users use the right-click menu to open mails. And as there aren't any options to change the behaviour of tabs other than width and heigth, I guess, not many users use tabs in Tb. I've only stumbled upon this feature by accident as it's really hidden when you don't often use the context menu.

Reproducible: Always
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
xref bug 270434.
Ever confirmed: true
Same issue for me. Not being able to easily open folders or messages in new tabs by middle clicking basically renders the tabbed interface useless.
Depends on: 270434
Setting flags to aim this for the TB3 release
Blocks: thundertab
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3? → wanted-thunderbird3+
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3
confirm, please fix CTRL-ENTER too, which is the keyboard equivalent to this
Here's an implementation of the feature.  Fairly simple and straightforward.
Assignee: nobody → beckley
Attachment #349496 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #349496 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)
Comment on attachment 349496 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch adding feature

running this past Bryan first...
Attachment #349496 - Flags: ui-review?(clarkbw)
Attachment #349496 - Flags: ui-review?(clarkbw) → ui-review+
Comment on attachment 349496 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch adding feature

Looks good to me
Comment on attachment 349496 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch adding feature

looks good, thx
Attachment #349496 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #349496 - Flags: superreview+
Attachment #349496 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)
Attachment #349496 - Flags: review+
Any chance getting this reviewed patch into 3b1?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.0b1?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.0b1? → blocking-thunderbird3.0b1-
no, but let's get it into the tree for b2, when it opens again.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3? → blocking-thunderbird3-
Target Milestone: Thunderbird 3 → Thunderbird 3.0b2
Checked in http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/79ba88c6a2c9
Closed: 11 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Blocks: smtabmail
No longer depends on: 270434
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