Can't "open link in new tab" for javascript/css menu

Bug #44987 reported by Aaron Whitehouse on 2006-05-16
12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Invalid
High
firefox (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

This is a real annoyance to me because of the way the Launchpad menu works. The menu in the top left of your Launchpad screen looks very nice and is very functional, but the images are not treated as links.

This means that I cannot Ctrl+click or middle click them to open them in a new tab (they always open in the current tab) or even right-click them and choose open link in New Tab.

As I see it, if it is a link (i.e. if you click it, it will take you somewhere) then all the link options should be available.

Feel free to change the title/description if you think you can describe my actual issue better than I have :).

Fully updated Dapper Beta

Seeing this too, trunk 2002051308, XP.
A similar bug at another page at same site was resolved as WFM in bug 123742

it looks like the problem is that the "Open link in new window" option does not
appear on linked images, only on text links.

Confirming, Linux 2002 6/29 #4. Only left click works on the links.

i get this error :
JavaScript error:
chrome://communicator/content/contentAreaUtils.js line 74: focusedWindow._conten
t.location has no properties

middle click (new tab), open in new window or open in new Tab via conect menu
doesn't work.

-> XP APPS

clobbering "assigned" (mistake from blu3)

Created attachment 89869
Minimal testcase

jst, it seems kinda wrong that setting window.content changes window._content....

In , Jst (jst) wrote :

There's nothing wrong with a web page setting .content, the problem is that we
actually look at .content (or ._content) in a content window. We should never
ever touch .content (or ._content) in anything other than XUL windows.

Getting the same error at http://bigbrother.iprimus.com.au/

W2K/Moz 1.0

the bigbrother.iprimus.com.au site is indeed the same problem. from their script:

var content = new Array();
...
// fundraising;
content[0] = tOpen;
content[0] = content[0] + "<tr><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=\"/news.asp?id=666\"
class=\"dhtml\">Starlight</a></td>" + tTab + "</tr>";
...

is this the same bug 138198 ? can't right click open new tab on links this
site's pop-ups
http://tivo.weaknees.com/index.php

This is a real annoyance to me because of the way the Launchpad menu works. The menu in the top left of your Launchpad screen looks very nice and is very functional, but the images are not treated as links.

This means that I cannot Ctrl+click or middle click them to open them in a new tab (they always open in the current tab) or even right-click them and choose open link in New Tab.

As I see it, if it is a link (i.e. if you click it, it will take you somewhere) then all the link options should be available.

Feel free to change the title/description if you think you can describe my actual issue better than I have :).

Fully updated Dapper Beta

sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

maybe easier for the launchpad devs to fix, though a fix in firefox would fix other websites that use javascript links

Changed in firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

I just re-tested on a clean install of Dapper Final and the issue is still present.

David Farning (dfarning) wrote :

This appeares to be fixed.

Can anyone reproduce it?

Thanks
David

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → dfarning
status: Confirmed → Needs Info

It seems fixed on Launchpad, but isn't on GMail and other menus. It
seems that Launchpad has changed rather than the bug being fixed.

David Farning (dfarning) on 2006-12-25
Changed in firefox:
assignee: dfarning → nobody
status: Needs Info → Unconfirmed
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Is this still an issue for you? We are trying to trying sort out the older Mozilla issues and would like to know if this still happens.
I am unable to reproduce this. I dont see this being a wishlist bug at all. as you should beable to right click a link and have the choice to open in another tab/window What version of firefox and ubuntu are you suing now and is it still present i am unable to reproduce this in edgy and feisty.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → mozillateam
importance: Wishlist → Undecided
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

This seems to be related to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144612
Marking as so.

Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Low
David Farning (dfarning) on 2007-02-24
Changed in firefox:
assignee: mozillateam → mozilla-bugs
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

going to "in progress" as upstream developers are more or less on this

Changed in firefox:
status: Needs Info → In Progress
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Is this still an issue for anyone, i still cant reproduce it with firefox 2.0.0.4

When you are using GMail, can you open "Inbox" or "drafts" etc. in new
tabs? I am still on Edgy so can't test the latest version, but for me
I can only left-click.

Saša Bodiroža (jazzva) wrote :

Is this still an issue? I can't reproduce it in FF2 and FF3 using the provided testcases.

Yes, it is still an issue in FF3 on Hardy, but the test cases are fixed. I assume that GMail realised that it was an issue and used standard links instead. Try to open "reply" or "forward" in a new tab when reading a GMail message.

Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".

Alexander Sack (asac) on 2008-10-31
Changed in firefox:
assignee: mozilla-bugs → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in firefox-3.0:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Duane Hinnen (duanedesign) wrote :

Ubuntu 8.10
firefox 3.0.3

I was able to reproduce this issue in Gmail. While reading a message I tried to click on "Reply" or "Forward" using the R-click, 3rd "middle" button, and Ctrl-Click to open the link in a new Tab.

Results:

Right-Click- gets you the contextual window you get when you Right-click anywhere. The menu with the "Back" and "Reload" options.
Middle-Click- does nothing.
Ctrl-Click- opens the window in the same tab.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

No more fixes will occur for FF2.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → High

WORKSFORME: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.2pre) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.1pre

Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

according to upstream this is fixed. links in launchpad seem to open in new tabs fine. is there an example to test on?

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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