Open Bug 602224 Opened 11 years ago Updated 5 months ago

Right click different behavior


(Firefox :: Keyboard Navigation, defect, P5)

3.5 Branch
Windows XP





(Reporter: jingram, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.5.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.5.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

While using browser if you right click a hyperlink and push T it will open the link in a new TAB.  If you do the same to the bookmark toolbar it will CUT the bookmark instead of opening it in a new TAB.  For some reason, W is the hot key to open a bookmark on the toolbar in a new TAB.

If you right click a hyperlink and push W, it will open it in a new window.  These two functions are not the same and its frustrating to keep cutting your bookmarks off the toolbar.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Right click a hyperlink on a web page and push T, opens in a TAB
2.  Right click a bookmark on the bookmark toolbar and push T, cuts bookmark off toolbar.

Expected Results:  
Expect to be able to right click bookmark toolbar and have keyboard shortcut the same, T for open in New Tab.
Priority: -- → P5
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch
This problem might be related to OS or UI Localization or whatever.

NOT reproducible with German Seamonkey 2.33.B1 Build 20150223174142 on German WIN7 64bit

What shorcut is shown in bookmark toolbar context menu for "cut" and for "open in new TAB"?
Flags: needinfo?(jingram)
I have tried to test this bug with Firefox Developer Edition 38.0a2(2015-03-20)and i found the same bug.

User Agent 	Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID	20150320004008
I got this problem in 
nightly 39.0a1 (2015-03-19)
Build ID 20150319030202 

developer 38.0a2 (2015-03-20) 
Build ID 20150320004008 

windows 7
I observed and tested that bug. But I don,t thnik that it is a bug.And i tried it with 
(Firefox Developer version 38.0a2,BulidID-2015032004008,user agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0),
Firefox nightly version 39.0a1 user agent (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0, BulidID- 20150320030211).

91.0.1 (64-bit) still the case (for Bookmarks in sidebar, at least)

I think this is a bug

"Right click on a link, hit T, that opens the link in a new tab" is how I would expect it to work. But it doesn't work like that

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