Middleclick on boomark openes the new tab in the background

Bug #174016 reported by Christoph Langner on 2007-12-04
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Epiphany Browser
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Epiphany handels opening bookmarks in new tabs different than Firefox. Usually, when you open a bookmark in a new tab via a click on the mousewheel, a new active tab gets opened, with the bookmark as content. Epiphany instead opens links from my bookmarks in the background.

This is quite inconvenient. When I browse the web, it's nice to open links you might find interesting in new tabs in the background. This way you browse e.g. through a news page and open article after article in the background. After browsing the mainpage you read the articles inside the tab. But when i open a page from my bookmarks I want it active now. I don't want to look through my list if open tabs to find it.

Firefox uses two "about:config" keys to define the way bookmarks/links are opened.

browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground = false
browser.tabs.loadInBackground = true

These keys exist also in Epiphany with the same values. But Epiphany ignores the "browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground" key.

description: updated
Christoph Langner (chrissss) wrote :

I forgot to mention the version i'm using. Uptodate Gutsy Gibbon with

$ dpkg -l epiphany-browser
ii epiphany-brows 2.20.1-0ubuntu Intuitive GNOME web browser

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

Changed in epiphany:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in epiphany:
status: Unknown → New
Christoph Langner (chrissss) wrote :

Still valid for Intrepid Ibex...

Here's a patch that fixes this bug in epiphany on Intrepid.

Here's a video that demonstrates the utility of fixing this bug with this patch:

Please apply this patch and push upstream!

Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) wrote :

I've rejected this patch for now. Upstream has another patch, but its currently stuck at upstream level.

tags: added: patch-rejected
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Upstream was marked a duplicate

affects: epiphany → epiphany-browser
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: New → Confirmed
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