Open Bug 695142 Opened 8 years ago Updated 6 years ago

Implement ways of opening links (URLs) from message composition in Browser (Ctrl+Click, "Open Link in Browser" context menu)

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: bugzilla2007, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

STR

1 Thunderbird message composition
2 Insert > Link (or find a linkified URL link within quoted text)
3 From here, try to open the Link's URL in default browser
a) left-click
b) Ctrl+left-click
c) Ctrl+double-left-click
d) right-click = context menu

Actual Result
a) left-click: places cursor
b) Ctrl+left-click: places cursor
c) Ctrl+double-left-click: edit link properties dialogue pops up
d) right-click: there is no command on the context menu to open the link (with or without prior highlighting of the link)

Expected Result:

c) Ctrl+left-click should open the link in default browser (at least; same behaviour found in some other editors). Probably keep editor in foreground and open the browser (or the link in browser) in the background, if possible (but not required to fix this bug).
d) right-click: there should be an "Open this link" context menu command

This is not a duplicate of bug 176525, which seems to be about automatic conversion of typed URLs into hyperlinks, whereas this is about the behaviour of such hyperlinks within composition.
See Also: → 176525
(In reply to Thomas D. from comment #0)
Typo fix:

> Expected Result:
> c) Ctrl+left-click should open the link in default browser 

This should read:
*b*) Ctrl+left-click should open the link in default browser (at least; same

c) Ctrl+double-left-click: Not sure, but as a matter of courtesy, opening the link browser seems to make more sense than opening the edit-link dialogue

> d) right-click: there should be an "Open this link" context menu command
I'm running into this missing feature *every* time I compose a msg with links, mainly for two reasons:

* when replying, user wants to open the links contained in the original message so that he can comment on them
* user wants to double-check if links which he added during composition are correct and functional, including verifying existence of link targets.
Summary: Implement ways of opening links (URLs) from message composition in Browser → Implement ways of opening links (URLs) from message composition in Browser (Ctrl+Click, "Open Link in Browser" context menu)
See Also: → 457300
Duplicate of this bug: 754602
Depends on: 457300
Duplicate of this bug: 778566
Duplicate of this bug: 863088
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