Help links on Enter Bug page should open in new tab

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6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: jruderman, Assigned: dkl)





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6 years ago
The help links like "Severity" (link to should open in a new tab.

Having your half-entered bug page navigate to a help page is disconcerting, at best.

Comment 1

6 years ago
I'm pretty sure you know how to open a link in a new tab by default (middle-click). I don't consider this as dataloss because clicking the Back button will bring you everything back.
Severity: normal → minor
Keywords: dataloss
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All

Comment 2

6 years ago
Still sounds like a sensible thing to happen for "help" related links and also adds a small bit of convenience. Moving over to BMO for a possible customization.
Assignee: create-and-change → nobody
Component: Creating/Changing Bugs → User Interface
Product: Bugzilla →
QA Contact: default-qa
Version: unspecified → Production

Comment 3

6 years ago
Created attachment 677038 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to open new tab when field links are selected (v1)

This patch is against bmo/4.2 only as I don't see the need to backport to 4.0 Also this incorporates upstream patch from bug 286374.

Assignee: nobody → dkl
Attachment #677038 - Flags: review?(glob)
Comment on attachment 677038 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch to open new tab when field links are selected (v1)

Review of attachment 677038 [details] [diff] [review]:

currently page.cgi?id=fields.html throws:
  file error - recursion into 'global/field-descs.none.tmpl'
the fix is to remove
  [% USE Bugzilla %]
from extensions/BMO/template/en/default/hook/bug/field-help-end.none.tmpl
which we may as well do here.

this changes the default for all labels to open in a new window, except for keywords, importance, milestone, and assigned to. it also introduces an inconsistency on list/edit-multiple, where only keywords is opening in a new window.

this patch introduces trailing whitespace, please remove.
Attachment #677038 - Flags: review?(glob) → review-
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