Choosing an item from history should open a new tab instead of replace the active

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

SeaMonkey
Tabbed Browser
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enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: stefan.blumenrath, Unassigned)

Tracking

SeaMonkey 2.4 Branch

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Description

7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110928 SeaMonkey/2.4.1
Build ID: 20110928161145

Steps to reproduce:

I left-clicked an item on the historylist


Actual results:

The active tab became replaced by the history item.


Expected results:

A new tab should have been opened. At least there should be an option in the Tab-Browsing-Preferences to do so.

Comment 1

7 years ago
No reason for a left-click to do anything but what it does IMO.
So the only merit for this bug would be as a RFE.

So, if there were to exist a preference such as: browser.history.opentabforleftclick

Comment 2

7 years ago
Sounds like extension fodder to me.
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Comment 3

7 years ago
@comment#1:
I agree that a pref would help, maybe a checkbox in the tab-browsing preferences could be useful, too.

@comment#2:
I don't think that this should be handled in an extension, I've got the choice whether bookmarks should replace the existing tabs or not, so why shouldn't I have the choice at this point.

Actually, I wrote a blogpost in a textfield, and was not amused at all when that happened.(In reply to Philip Chee from comment #2)

Comment 4

6 years ago
What about middle-click?

Comment 5

6 years ago
> What about middle-click?
Sounds reasonable. =>ENHANCEMENT.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All

Comment 6

6 years ago
As far as I can tell, a middle-click of an item on the History list did at the time, & does still, open the item in a new tab, so no reason for "enhancement".

Updated

6 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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