The option to open the new link in a new tab is removed in FF3 which could be restored

VERIFIED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
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enhancement
VERIFIED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: kdrlx0, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15][session-store-testday], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.2) Gecko/2008091620 Firefox/3.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.2) Gecko/2008091620 Firefox/3.0.2

The option to open the new link in a new tab is removed in FF3 which could be restored.
As can be seen from the link provided, many people still want this feature. We don't need to provide a GUI option for this but at least in the about:config list.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a website.
2. Enter a new address and hit enter.
3. The website replaces the existing page rather than open a new tab.
Actual Results:  
The website replaces the existing page.

Expected Results:  
A new tab should be opened for the new link if the setting is done.

This was removed as per this bug -- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=308862

Please put this back.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Uhm, bug 308862 removed the entry for an _unused_ pref.

If that pref actually did something for you, you must have had an extension installed (such as Tab Mix Plus) which got disabled during the update to Firefox 3.0. Updating that extension should fix your problem. If it does, please close this bug as INVALID.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

9 years ago
There was an extension Tabbrowser Preferences which added this functionality but that project is dead.
If this will not be added, I guess it's "INVALID" feature request.
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles. If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

This is a mass search of unconfirmed bugs that have no activity on them, so if you feel a bug was marked in error, just remove the CLOSEME comment in the whiteboard within the next month.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
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: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Updated

7 years ago
Severity: minor → enhancement
Verified INCOMPLETE.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15] → [CLOSEME 2010-11-15][session-store-testday]
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