Closed Bug 806199 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Firefox steals a user tab to show the update info

Categories

(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

x86
Windows Vista
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

People

(Reporter: nicolas.barbulesco, Unassigned)

Details

Hello,

Like almost everyday, Firefox displays a dialog about a new version. In this dialog, I click the link “Plus d'infos sur cette mise à jour” (“More info about this update”). Firefox loads the page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/16.0.2/releasenotes .

Actual behaviour :

Here is the problem : Firefox loads the update page in one of my open tabs, where I already had a page. And he does not even ask me. This is wrong. The browser infringes the user tabs. This can incur data loss, I can lose form stuff... Firefox does not respect the user.

Expected behaviour :

Firefox loads the update page in a new window. Firefox respects the user.

Thank you for correcting that.

Nicolas
Severity: critical → normal
Does this issue reproduce with a clean profile or in safe mode?
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Basic+Troubleshooting#w_8-make-a-new-profile
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
Component: General → Tabbed Browser
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
I don't know, because I don't have the Firefox which had the problem at hand.

Do you suggest that the behaviour I encountered is not the "normal" behaviour of Firefox ? If so, what is the supposed behaviour of Firefox ? Creating a new window ? A new tab in an existing window ?

Nicolas
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)
Nicolas, that is not the "normal" behavior. General behavior is one of the following:
1. open the link in the tab where you clicked on it (load over the page you clicked on);
2. open the link in a new tab/window.

Opening it over any other tab is erred.

In your case, it should work as in point 1.
(In reply to Ioana Budnar [QA] from comment #3)

> Nicolas, that is not the "normal" behavior. General behavior is one of the
> following:
> 1. open the link in the tab where you clicked on it (load over the page you
> clicked on);
> 2. open the link in a new tab/window.

> Opening it over any other tab is erred.

I agree.

> In your case, it should work as in point 1.

I doubt that. There is no "page I clicked on". I clicked on the link in a dialog box, like this one :

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3189/firefoxautomaticupdate.png

And I have never seen a real Web page loaded in this little dialog box.
Blocks: useragent
No longer blocks: useragent
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