middle click (paste on Linux) anywhere in about:newtab should open the pasted URL

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Firefox
New Tab Page
6 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: wolfiR, Unassigned)

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Linux
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Description

6 years ago
A (imho) popular usecase to open a new tab in Firefox on Linux is to have a URL selected in some window and paste it via middle click into the content area of the new tab.
Since about:newtab is mainly occupied by links to popular sites it is currently needed to make sure to paste it in the free area around the screenshots/links.
A middle mouse click on a screenshot opens the hovered site instead of pasting the URL to open the selection. I'd say it's more appropriate to open that only with left mouse click and keep pasting a selected URL with middle mouse click regardless of the mouse pointer position.

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 455553
Mass-move to Firefox::New Tab Page.

Filter on new-tab-page-component.
Component: Tabbed Browser → New Tab Page
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