Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a6pre) Gecko/20100611 Minefield/3.7a6pre Some keyboard modifiers that trigger a page load (e.g. Ctrl+Enter) are broken on switch-to-tab entries in the autocomplete dropdown. Steps to reproduce: 1. open https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Build_Documentation in a tab 2. type "build" into location bar 3. navigate to "Build Instructions - MDC" switch-to-tab entry with keyboard 4. press Alt+Enter, Ctrl+Enter, Shift+Enter or Ctrl+Shift+Enter Results: Alt+Enter switches to the currently open tab instead of opening a new tab. Ctrl+Enter tries to load "http://www.moz-action:switchtab,https:.com//developer.mozilla.org/en/Build_Documentation". Shift+Enter and Ctrl+Shift+Enter behave similar to Ctrl+Enter.
duplicate of Bug 557650?
(In reply to comment #1) > duplicate of Bug 557650? I no longer see bug 557650 in a current build (do you?), so I don't think this is the same issue.
alas i do Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.3a6pre) Gecko/20100612 Minefield/3.7a6pre ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Created attachment 454654 [details] [diff] [review] patch Two fixes: The Ctrl+Enter garbage URL is caused by trying to prepend "www" and append ".com" and so on before testing if the URL is a moz-action. If the URL is a moz-action, we shouldn't do any of that. Elmar suggests that Alt+Enter on a switch-to-tab result should instead open that page in a new tab, just as it does for normal results, and I agree. So this patch checks if Alt was pressed, and if so, skips the switch-to-tab action.
When I try to open a duplicate tab in the same window, Alt+Enter does not work for me (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:2.0b1) Gecko/20100630 Firefox/4.0b1). IMO, a keyboard shortcut is helpful, but a visual cue would be helpful too. Maybe adding a context menu on right-click or somehow toggle the 'Switch to tab' with 'Open in new tab' onhover, etc.?
Yes, this patch only landed last night, so it's not in beta 1, only last night's nightly and beta 2 when it's released. I agree some visual cue would be nice.