Context-menu should have an option for "Open Link in new tab"-type text when selection begins with a search keyword

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
Menus
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: jaws, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

STR:
1) Add a search keyword of 'bug' for Bugzilla
2) Select some text on a webpage that reads 'bug 700000' such that the selection begins with the word |bug|.
3) Right-click on the selection

Expected results:
4) An option appears to let the user 'Open ?search? in new tab' and 'Open ?search? in new window'.

Actual results:
4) No option appears. However, if the user copies the text and right-clicks on the URL bar, they get an option of 'Paste & Go', which means that in *that* code, there is a check for registered search engine keywords.
Shall we implement this?
Hm, the more I think about this I think that my example of 'bug 700000' is too special case. Most search keywords are single or two-letter combinations that are shortcuts for typing out 'google', 'wikipedia', 'bing', etc.

It's not often that a site will have 'google search phrase' or 'wikipedia wild lions' within the page.

The case of 'bug 700001' is a little to rare to be seen in other places on the web, so the benefit of a feature like this probably isn't worth the maintenance costs that will come with it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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