CTRL-Click does not always result in "open in new tab" functionality




9 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: crowderbt, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)



(1 attachment)

203 bytes, text/html


9 years ago
It seems as though, for links that would automatically open in a new tab, holding down CTRL while clicking actually results in opening over the CURRENT tab, which is mind-numbingly frustrating.


9 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
You mean control clicking on a TARGET="_blank" link?

Comment 2

9 years ago
No.  For example:  http://washingtonindependent.com/77231/an-open-letter-to-liz-cheney-on-torture if I go to that site, and click on the "there’s a full-page ad you’ll take out in a major newspaper" link near the bottom of the main article, clicking /without/ holding down the CTRL key will open a new tab, and clicking /while/ holding it down will replace the current tab.

Comment 3

9 years ago
Not all of the other links on the same page behave identically, however.  Some exhibit what I interpret to be correct behavior.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.3a2pre) Gecko/20100222 Minefield/3.7a2pre

This appears to be WFM here, with the default settings of a new profile.
Keywords: testcase-wanted

Comment 5

9 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a3pre) Gecko/20100304 Minefield/3.7a3pre (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) ID:20100304040444

Holding Ctrl + Clicking a link will not do anything.
Clicking right click on the link and selecting "open in new tab" works OK.
I've found the same behaviour on other sites, for example http://www.repubblica.it/
The links on main column do open in the same tab even with CTRL+click, while middle mouse button works as expected.
I don't know if this bug is related to bug 151142

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3


8 years ago
blocking2.0: ? → -
I still can reproduce with Firefox 3
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12
and also with Firefox 4 b7
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b7) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b7


8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 616942

Comment 9

7 years ago
Created attachment 553498 [details]


7 years ago
Attachment #553498 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → text/html
Testcase still reproduces with Ctrl+Click but not with a middle click.
Component: General → Event Handling
Keywords: testcase-wanted
Product: Firefox → Core
Blocks: 1217890
No longer blocks: 1217890
See Also: → bug 1217890
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