[browser] No visual feedback when a link opens in a new tab

Bug #1192240 reported by Adnane Belmadiaf on 2013-06-18
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Medium
Giorgio Venturi
webbrowser-app
Medium
Olivier Tilloy
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Medium
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

If someone opens a page with target="_blank" this will open a new tab, but the browser doesn't show or tell the user that it will open a new tab.

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Desired solution:

As discussed below, following video shows new tab opening. The transition should be the same regardles if new page opened by pulling page down or with target="_blank"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZpKGAZC7OU

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

So it’s a problem of visual feedback, right?

Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) on 2013-06-18
description: updated
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) wrote :

yes, i don't know maybe just blink the tabs icons when a new tab is opened, so the user you will know that he need to click on tabs to go to the previous page and not click on the "back" button, see i what i mean ?

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

I agree. Just tried it and it's not obvious that page has been opened in a new tab. Maybe some sort of animation or displaying the tabs bar with the new page selected and then have it auto hide after a few seconds could be an option

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Agreed. We’ll need input from the design team.

summary: - Page with target="_blank" opens like normal page
+ No visual feedback when a link opens in a new tab
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed

this should get addressed when the new tab design lands

Changed in webbrowser-app:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app:
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-09-30
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Lina Pio (linapio)
summary: - No visual feedback when a link opens in a new tab
+ [browser] No visual feedback when a link opens in a new tab
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Lina Pio (linapio) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → In Progress
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-05-28
tags: added: rtm14
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

In the new designs we have an animation when you open a new tab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZpKGAZC7OU

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

@Giorgio: that’s not the use case targetted by this bug: the problem is when clicking on a link on the current page forcibly opens a new tab, without the user explictly requesting it.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed

@Olivier: I agree the animation shows opening a new tab by pulling down. What I meant was opening a link with target=_blank will have the same transition.

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-06-13
Changed in webbrowser-app:
milestone: none → ux-freeze
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) wrote :

Well actually the open in new tab animation has two cases :
- opening a link with target=_blank
- opening a link in a new tab with "Open link in new tab" option ( bug 1339437 )

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi) → Vesa Rautiainen (vesar)
Vesa Rautiainen (vesar) on 2014-07-15
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Vesa Rautiainen (vesar) on 2014-09-02
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Vesa Rautiainen (vesar) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

** Solution **

- Open a new empty tab
- opening a link with target=_blank
- opening a link in a new tab with "Open link in new tab" option

In all cases, the new page will slide from the top. Please refer to this video for timing and easing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZpKGAZC7OU

tags: added: ota-1
tags: removed: ota-1 rtm14
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