It's difficult to see where a link will send you before clicking on it

Bug #1499775 reported by Michael Terry on 2015-09-25
10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Medium
Bill Filler
Oxide
Medium
Olivier Tilloy
Ubuntu UX
Medium
James Mulholland
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Medium
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

In desktop mode, hovering over a link does not show the link URL anywhere, like it usually does on a desktop browser. You can right click on it and get an elipsed version of the URL though. But there's no way to see the whole URL.

It's not common to allow this on a mobile browser. So maybe it's not a critical feature or maybe you don't want to diverge in this respect between desktop and mobile views. But it would be useful.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I agree that it would be useful to have.

Adding an ubuntu-ux task to get design to comment.

summary: - [desktop] It's difficult to see where a link will send you before
+ [browser] It's difficult to see where a link will send you before
clicking on it
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-11-16
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - [browser] It's difficult to see where a link will send you before
- clicking on it
+ It's difficult to see where a link will send you before clicking on it
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2015-11-23
Changed in oxide:
status: New → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → branch-1.12
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-04-01
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2016-05-06
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
milestone: none → 12
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+16.10.20160519-0ubuntu1

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webbrowser-app (0.23+16.10.20160519-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * Display the currently hovered hyperlink’s target URL in an overlay.
    (LP: #1499775)
  * Introduce a BrowserPage type for consistency between all pages, and
    use the UITK Page and PageHeader types. (LP: #1511137)
  * Keep the securityStatus property of the address bar always in sync
    with the current webview. (LP: #1581025)
  * Minor packaging updates.
  * Only load the current tab when the session is restored. (LP:
    #1580290)
  * Set a minimum width and height on the browser window. (LP: #1581259)
  * Use QStringLiteral instead of QString in config.h.in.

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Thu, 19 May 2016 18:39:35 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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