Meta-click on a URL should open a browser tab, but NOT move focus to it.

NEW
Assigned to

Status

P3
enhancement
10 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: wb8foz, Assigned: mdudziak)

Tracking

unspecified
Future
PowerPC
Mac OS X

Details

(Reporter)

Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061004 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Eudora 8.0.0b1



Given an email with a URL, clicking on it opens the URL in a new Firefox tab. Great. 

But it also moves focus to Firefox. Say the email has 5 or 10 links in it. I want to STAY focused in Eudora after clicking; I'm still reading the mail and bringing up each link I want to investigate as I go. 

After reading it, then I'll move to FF and study the links.

I believe traditional Eudora used to do this....





Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open email with links

2. Click on first. FF opens in new tab [depending on your config...] 

3. Focus of windows changes to FF's new tab.
Actual Results:  
You are now focused on Firefox's new tab.

Expected Results:  
If the option existed, I would still be focused on Eudora, with FF fetching new tabs in the background.

This is very useful in emails full of links. Without it, you end up clicking, splat-tabbing BACK to Eudora, clicking on next desired link, repeat.

Which meta key combination does this is open for discussion...
(Assignee)

Comment 1

10 years ago
Sounds like a nice option to me.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 2

10 years ago
I believe this is more of an option of the browser.  We just tell the OS to open up the URL, and the app that handles it is responsible for whether it comes to the foreground or not.
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
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