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

Reported by Adnane Belmadiaf on 2013-06-18
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Undecided
Lina Pio
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.

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
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