Remove Open in New Window by default (right click)

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
8 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: shawn.sumin, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

Details

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

In Firefox 3.6.x when you right click, Open in New Tab is the second option down.

In Firefox 4.0 when you right click, Open in New Tab is the first option down.

So it is irritating for users accustomed to opening in new tab when they instead open in new window.

Solution: Remove Open in New Window completely, and give user the option to show it.

Rather than cause unnecessary frustration for users upgrading Firefox 4.0 it should be removed by default, as explained here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-remove-the-open-in-new-window-option-in-firefox/


Reproducible: Always
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Updated

8 years ago
Severity: major → blocker
blocking2.0: --- → ?
Keywords: regression

Updated

8 years ago
Severity: blocker → normal
Component: Theme → Menus
QA Contact: theme → menus

Updated

8 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 1

8 years ago
not a blocker.
blocking2.0: ? → -
This is as designed, not a blocker, and WONTFIX.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

8 years ago
I did a clean install of Firefox 4.0 and now the above instructions no longer work. More specifically there is no Chrome folder?

Also why can't Open in New Tab be the second option down, when right click, as in Firefox 3.6?
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
This has been set to WONTFIX. Please don't reopen without any fundamental UX reasons. Also don't add other issues to that bug, which are already covered on other bugs meanwhile.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago8 years ago
Keywords: regression
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

8 years ago
Keywords: regression
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Comment 5

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> This has been set to WONTFIX. Please don't reopen without any fundamental UX
> reasons. Also don't add other issues to that bug, which are already covered on
> other bugs meanwhile.

where is it already covered?
Your given summary on this bug and comment 0 is not a regression. It's simply an enhancement request, so please don't put back the regression keyword.

RE switching window and tab this is intentional and has been fixed by bug 322736.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Keywords: regression
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