When clicking on some links, like the self-profile link, the page opens in the current tab. In other cases the links open in a new tab. I'm guessing the social provider handles this (perhaps with target=_blank), but I think all links should be forced to open in new tabs, unless perhaps there is a tab already open with that exact URL (like a homepage), in which case selecting that tab would be excellent.
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: 18 Branch → 17 Branch
(In reply to Ian Bicking (:ianb) from comment #0) > but I think all links should be forced to open in new tabs, unless perhaps there is > a tab already open with that exact URL (like a homepage), in which case > selecting that tab would be excellent. This is tricky to get right - some providers might have functionality that depends on link navigation not being redirected to work properly. For app-tabs, we use a heuristic (try to redirect untargeted links to "external sites" to other tabs), and we've extended that to social panels, but that obviously doesn't catch all cases. The simplest approach is to just have the providers target their links correctly, but it's not clear to me yet whether that's the right tradeoff.
Created attachment 657416 [details] [diff] [review] openintab.patch From what I can see, only the profile link in the menu is opening in the current tab. This is also the link that is part of chrome, rather than a link in content. This patch fixes opening the profile (from the provider menu) in a new tab. This is more consistent with how we are opening new tabs from content.
Attachment #657416 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
Comment on attachment 657416 [details] [diff] [review] openintab.patch Oh! I guess I missed that part of comment 0 :) Makes sense!
Attachment #657416 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
Attachment #657416 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp) → review+
status-firefox17: --- → fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 18
Summary: Some links from social dialogs open in the current tab → "profile" link in share panel opens in the current tab
QA Contact: anthony.s.hughes
Verified fixed with latest Firefox 17.0a2 and 18.0a1.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
status-firefox17: fixed → verified
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