new windows are recycled on "Edit Page"

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Editor
P3
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
17 years ago

People

(Reporter: Kathleen Brade, Assigned: rubydoo123)

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Trunk
Future
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Description

18 years ago
When a new, blank Composer window already exists it should get reused when the
user picks "Edit Page" from the File menu or Open Web Location from the browser.
 The recycling of the window already happens for Open Web Location and Open File
within Composer.  We're just inconsistent if it comes from the browser window.

Comment 1

18 years ago
I don't think I agree with this window recycling policy. If I'm opening a new 
document with a blank composer window foremost, then it does make some sense to 
laod in that window. However, doing an Edit Page on a browser window, and having 
that load in an existing compose window (when I have an untouched composer window 
in the background) seems odd to me; there is less 'connection' between the 
command, and where the document eventually loaded.

It's also much less likely that users will make a new composer window, go back to 
the browser, then do Edit Page.
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 2

17 years ago
I'm with sfraser here.  See bug 35578 (opening links from mailnews) and bug 
20306 (clicking the navigator button on the "taskbar") for some related 
discussion.

Current behavior for composer:

- Ctrl-L in Navigator and selecting "New Composer window" always opens a new 
Composer window.

- Ctrl-L in Composer always shows "New Composer window" as the default, but if 
you created the window with Ctrl-Shift-N and haven't changed anything, it 
reuses the window.  So there's an inconsistency between what the dialog says 
it's going to do and what it does.  

Updated

17 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 3

17 years ago
The case of "I have a new window and haven't typeed anything" is a special case.
We always load a page (including new blank page) into this initial blank window.
That was a major request from previous versions, but I can see where the
But I agree with Simon and Jesse that we shouldn't use an existing blank window
if the command to edit or open a page from the browser.

Comment 4

17 years ago
verified in 1/12 build.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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