User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0 I'm not sure if this is a bug or whether it's meant to run like this. Basically, if I have two FF windows open, and one has a few tabs running and the other deosn't, if I right click a link in the window that hasn't many tabs, the link will open up in a tab in the other window. At first I didn't even realise this was happeing, and kept on clicking 'Open link in new tab' When I switched to the other window I realised that they'd all been opening in that window. Hopefully this is a bug that can be fixed. Thanks for a great browser on the whole! Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have two FF windows open at one time, the first with lots of tabs, the second just one. 2. On the second FF window, right click on a link and press 'Open link in new tab' 3. Change back to the other window and there is the new tab. Standard FF 4 theme
Could you see if the issue occurs if using Firefox in safe mode: http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode How about with a new, empty testing profile? (Don't install any addons into it) http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting#w_8-make-a-new-profile
Works for me on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
(In reply to comment #0) > 2. On the second FF window, right click on a link and press 'Open link in new > tab' Joe, is this second window a popup? If yes, that is an expected behavior made by bug 606678.
Ok, that important information was missing. So it makes sense. Dao, how do we detect if we have a simple popup or a rich window with toolbars visible?
Dao, any feedback on comment 6?
(In reply to comment #6) > Ok, that important information was missing. So it makes sense. Dao, how do we > detect if we have a simple popup or a rich window with toolbars visible? We check whether the window's chromehidden attribute is empty. For the popup from comment 3, the value is "toolbar directories extrachrome".
(In reply to Phil Zampino from comment #10) > We will most likely move off of the Firefox platform because of this > problem. You can try this add-on which will return old behavior to new versions of Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bug-586234-unfixer/
Unfortunately that add-on is for the Windows platform only.
Apologies, the first time I looked at that add-on it wouldn't install on Mac OSX, but apparently that's no longer the case. Thanks for the correction.