User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1 Middle mouse button sometimes opens a new link in a tab without switching to that tab(the behavior I have set), other times it will switch to the new tab without any intervention. I have tried this in safe mode and can verify that it happens there as well. I don't have any specific examples because this happens intermittently but I have noticed it happening on fark.com the most. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have behavior set to NOT switch to new tab/window when it opens 2. Use middle mouse button to open a link in a new tab 3. Try until it eventually switches to one of the new tabs. Actual Results: The browser switches to a new tab regardless of my preferences. Expected Results: It shouldn't since my prefs are set to stay on the current tab. Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Confused on what you mean. Are you setting the preferences so that "Links that open in New windows should either 'Open in New Window' or 'Open in New tab'". Or, do you mean when you middle click on a link, regardless of what the options are. Please be more specific.
(In reply to comment #1) > Confused on what you mean. Are you setting the preferences so that "Links that > open in New windows should either 'Open in New Window' or 'Open in New tab'". > Or, do you mean when you middle click on a link, regardless of what the options > are. Please be more specific. > To clarify, I have "New pages should be opened in: a new tab" and "when I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is checked OFF. And when I middle-click, it will intermittently switch regardless of the setting. I hope that clears it up.
Thank you, that is what I wanted to know. Can you please try this in Safe Mode (http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode) and let us know what extensions you have installed 9including themes). I have not been able to reproduce this in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1a1pre) Gecko/2008072203 Minefield/3.1a1pre. How many times does it typically take to of clicking, to switch? Does it happen every time, once every 10, 15, 100, etc. Thank you.
Oh, and I've got the "Microfox" theme 1.8.34 installed.
I may have some more insight to my problem. I have noticed that it seems like every site that causes this problem is trying to set a cookie. I have FF set to ask me what to do with each cookie so it might just be that the cookie dialog has to start playing nice with my settings.
I have now confirmed that the cookie dialog is the cause. Is there a reason that the dialog has to grab focus instead of simply leaving it to be addressed when one clicks on the tab for which it is being requested?
I'm seeing a similar behavior for some time. With Firefox 3.0, the middle mouse button always opens a file in a new tab. With 3.5.x and 3.6, it works flacky. Often, in Google, I get a new tab for the first link I click and then on the second link, the new page loads in the current tab.
Reporter, please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later in a fresh profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). Also update your plugins (flash, adobe reader, java, quicktime, silverlight, etc.) Go to the developer's website and download the latest version from there. If you no longer see this issue, please close this bug as RESOLVED, WORKSFORME. If you do see the bug, please post a comment.
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No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Seems to be fixed in FF 4.0b7 at least.
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