Open Bug 460356 Opened 13 years ago Updated 6 years ago

Command+Reload or Ctrl+Reload launches a new tab instead of refreshing

Categories

(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

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(Reporter: marcia, Unassigned)

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Details

Seen while testing Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2pre) Gecko/20081016 Minefield/3.1b2pre.

STR:
1. With several tabs open, focus on one tab.
2. Hold the command key down and select the "Reload current page" icon in the toolbar.

Expected: Firefox would reload the page, as it does in Firefox 3.0.3
Actual: Firefox launches a new instance of the tab

Perhaps this is intentional, but just wanted to be sure.
I think it was intentional (bug 263942).
Same problem in Windows / 3.1b2.
Duplicate of this bug: 468828
Duplicate of this bug: 498168
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Command+Reload the page icon launches a new tab → Command+Reload or Ctrl+Reload launches a new tab instead of refreshing
This appears to be intentional from bug 263942
Duplicate of this bug: 499261
This may well be intentional as indicated by comments 1 and 6, however the ability to reload a page bypassing the cache (Previously by hitting CTRL+Reload) no longer functions as expected.  When developing web applications, Firefox does not always reload the page properly when small changes are made, therefore an option to bypass the cache is needed.  Deleting the cache every time you need to do this is not an acceptable option in these cases.
(In reply to comment #7)
> applications, Firefox does not always reload the page properly when small
> changes are made, therefore an option to bypass the cache is needed.  Deleting
> the cache every time you need to do this is not an acceptable option in these
> cases.

In case it helps, my understanding is that Shift-Reload will force a reload (bypassing the cache) in Firefox. 
http://www-archive.mozilla.org/docs/netlib/cachefaq.html
Duplicate of this bug: 515615
And you can always use the keyboard-only shortcut for force reload, Cmd+Shift+R.
For me it's not a problem ...
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