File menu says Ctrl+n is the "New Window" shortcut, but it opens a new tab




6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter:, Unassigned)


15 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

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6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120905151427

Steps to reproduce:

Press ctrl-n.  And then I clicked on the File menu and the selected the item called  "New Window  Ctrl+N"

Actual results:

A new tab opened when I pressed Ctrl+N.  A new window opened when I clicked the menu item

Expected results:

I expected a new window open, as Firefox has done in the past, for both actions. 

Note in Options>Tabs I have selected "Open new windows in a new tab instead".  If this option is not selected then Ctrl+N opens a new window.

At very least, the menu item and the keyboard shortcut shown next to the menu item MUST do the same thing.

Comment 1

6 years ago
WFM in
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:19.0) Gecko/19.0 Firefox/19.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/18.0 Firefox/18.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/19.0 Firefox/19.0

Have you tested in firefox safe mode[1]?

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Comment 2

6 years ago
Could not recreate in Safe Mode.  But I cannot recreate it now in normal mode either.  Restarting the browser appears to have fixed it, so it's probably an internal state issue (I often run Firefox for several weeks).  With no recreate scenario you'll probably want cancel the bug.  If I find a reliable way to recreate I can reopen or submit a new bug.
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Comment 3

6 years ago
Oh, I can set that status myself!  (New to bugzilla)
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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