Click on "Get Bookmark Add-ons" in Bookmarks menu doesn't open the page in a new tab

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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major
RESOLVED INVALID
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: whimboo, Unassigned)

Tracking

({dataloss})

3.5 Branch
dataloss
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking-firefox3.6 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [FFT3.5])

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Description

9 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090612 Firefox/3.5 ID:20090612061417

Selecting the "Get Bookmark Add-ons" menu item under the Bookmarks menu opens the target page inside the currently open tab. This is bad because on a couple of dynamic websites you will loose any content which was entered in textboxes. We always open a new tab for the menu items under help and we should do it here the same way.

I was tricked by this while running the BFT and loosing all my entered data. That's why I will enter the dataloss keyword. No idea how complex the fix will be and if it something we could consider for 1.9.1.x.
Flags: blocking-firefox3.6?
it is a normal bookmarks, and is handled as a normal bookmarkTo change how it behaves should be converted to a static item.
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Updated

9 years ago
Whiteboard: [FFT3.5]

Comment 2

9 years ago
Retested on Shiretoko - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4pre) Gecko/20090904 Shiretoko/3.5.4pre (.NET CLR 3.5.30729).

I would suggest same as Henrik as it causes the loss of data on the active page.
As per comment 1, there's not a lot we can do about this because it's a bookmark, behaving as a bookmark does, so RESO INVALID.

I'd probably happily accept a bug removing the bookmark, though, if someone wants to file that ;)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Flags: blocking-firefox3.6? → blocking-firefox3.6-
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 4

9 years ago
Filed as bug 515435.
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