Open Bug 781651 Opened 11 years ago Updated 6 months ago
When a link opens in a new tab, back button should be available and return to previous tab
(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, enhancement)
(Reporter: oom, Unassigned)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0 Build ID: 20120809030541 Steps to reproduce: Click in a link that opens in a new window (with target="_blank", cmd/ctrl key pressed or any other method) Actual results: A new tab is created that loads the page. Because is a new tab, the back button doesn't work. Expected results: Technically, the new tab is created and the page is loaded because we have clicked in a link, so back button should be available and go to previous tab. Many people do not realize a new tab is created and find confusing that sometimes the back button works and sometimes don't. I think would be a good improvement in usability.
11 years ago
I'd think changing the Meaning/UX of the Back Button dependent on some pre-action confuses more (at least for me :-)). The New Tab should've been opened in Foreground anyways, no?
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
(In reply to XtC4UaLL [:xtc4uall] from comment #1) > I'd think changing the Meaning/UX of the Back Button dependent on some > pre-action confuses more (at least for me :-)). I think it is not changing the meaning but it's completing its function. Back button function is to go to the previous page, it's a back step in the navigation history. Currently the back button works also with iframes, so in my opinion, it would be usefult if work with new tabs too. I found a lot of people (beginner users) that do not realize when new tabs are created. > > The New Tab should've been opened in Foreground anyways, no? Yes Thank you :)
6 months ago
Severity: normal → S3
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