Tab opens in wrong window (the first openned) when using window.open

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 626365

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
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major
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 626365
9 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Rodrigo Mello, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pt-BR; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pt-BR; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/20080702 Firefox/2.0.0.16

On Firefox 2, when a script used window.open('y.html') or <a href='y.html' target='_blank'> and the current window was oppenned using window.open('x.html', 'name', 'width=200,heigth=200'), the page oppenned in a new tab on the current window. Now on Firefox 3, the tab oppens on the first window. I develop a software that uses that behavior to group the related navigation tabs and limited my software to run on Firefox. Please, change the behavior to work as like the Firefox 2, because it is stealing me some sleep hours. 

Thank you.
Rodrigo Mello

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a new window with window.open('x.html', 'name', 'width=200,heigth=200')
2. Open a new tab on the current "name" window window.open('y.html') or <a href='y.html' target='_blank'>
Actual Results:  
The new tab oppens on the parent window, not on the current window as on Firefox 2

Expected Results:  
Open the tab on the current window

None - basic installation

Comment 1

9 years ago
I use a site which (I guess) relies on this same feature and Firefox 3.0 is a disaster - ALMOST as bad as IE.

I fixed it by deleting Ver 3 and just use Firefox 2.0.

Is there reaaly any reason to use 3.0?

Comment 2

7 years ago
I've observed this exact behavior on FF 3.6.3 MAC. See example of the behavior here -> http://fattymelt.com/examples/WindowA.html

Updated

6 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 3

6 years ago
Strangely, I've been having this problem since upgrading from FF3.6 to FF4.
I confirm this bug too at:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 626365
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