Last Comment Bug 673859 - CTRL+Enter to open link in a new tab broken since July 23, 2011 build
: CTRL+Enter to open link in a new tab broken since July 23, 2011 build
: access, regression
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: Keyboard Navigation (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: All All
: -- major (vote)
: Firefox 8
Assigned To: Kyle Huey [:khuey] (
: 674194 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 646157
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Reported: 2011-07-25 00:13 PDT by Marco Zehe (:MarcoZ)
Modified: 2011-07-28 06:00 PDT (History)
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2011-07-25 09:39 PDT, Kyle Huey [:khuey] (
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Description Marco Zehe (:MarcoZ) 2011-07-25 00:13:59 PDT
1. Open a page.
2. Tab to a link.
3. Press CTRL+Enter to open the link in a new tab.

Expected: Link should open in new tab.
Actual: Nothing happens.

This is a regression first seen in the July 23, 2011 build. Regression range is:
Comment 1 Alice0775 White 2011-07-25 00:56:03 PDT
Regresson window(build-system hourly):
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110719 Firefox/8.0a1 ID:20110719090011
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110719 Firefox/8.0a1 ID:20110719092300
Triggered by;
09b2569edec2	Kyle Huey — Bug 646157: Prevent 2^n growth in event dispatch in a chain of nested labels. r=smaug Prior to this patch, Gecko allowed bubbling click events to trigger multiple <label>s, and for the synthetic click events generated by <label>s to also trigger additional <label>s. In contrast, Opera allows only the latter, and Webkit/IE allow neither. Gecko's behavior leads to 2^n events being dispatched in the case of markup like: <label for="thing1" /><input type="foo" name="thing1" /> <label for="thing2" /><input type="foo" name="thing2" /> ... After this patch a bubbling click event triggers at most one <label>, and the synthetic click event cannot trigger additional labels. Our behavior is still not identical to Webkit/IE though, because in Gecko a click event will still bubble up past a <label>, while in Webkit/IE the click event will stop at the <label>.
Comment 2 Alice0775 White 2011-07-25 01:52:56 PDT
This also broke
Shift+Enter to open link in new window.
Alt+Enter to save link.
Comment 3 Kyle Huey [:khuey] ( 2011-07-25 09:39:45 PDT
Created attachment 548203 [details] [diff] [review]

We're overwriting the trusted flag on the event, which causes much sadness.
Comment 4 Kyle Huey [:khuey] ( 2011-07-25 10:36:46 PDT

This needs a test ...
Comment 5 Thomas Ahlblom 2011-07-26 04:15:55 PDT
*** Bug 674194 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Marco Zehe (:MarcoZ) 2011-07-28 06:00:32 PDT
Verified fixed in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110727 Firefox/8.0a1

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