Clicking a link in a webapp should open the site in the browser

Bug #1187917 reported by Pat McGowan
This bug affects 3 people
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Fix Released
Alexandre Abreu
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

A good example is the gmail app. If a message contains a url, clicking it loads in the same window rather than the browser app.
This would greatly improve usability if it could be done near term.

Tags: dogfood

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Changed in webbrowser-app:
assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon) → Alexandre Abreu (abreu-alexandre)
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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Since a recent revision in trunk (not released in daily images yet), links will now be opened in a new tab. However this is not much better, since in webapp mode there is no chrome, hence no way to switch between open tabs.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

See related bug #1186556 (Browser does not respond to Qt.openUrlExternally(link)).

Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed
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Alexandre Abreu (abreu-alexandre) wrote :

Pending on release of a qtwebkit build with the patch I pushed upstream (& approved):

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PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:webbrowser-app at revision 305, scheduled for release in webbrowser-app, milestone ubuntu-13.04-month-5

Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.22+13.10.20130918.1-0ubuntu1

webbrowser-app (0.22+13.10.20130918.1-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * chrome selection.
  * Navigation support. (LP: #1187917)
  * Handle window raise event from webapps. The event might be occur for
    example when the app is being raised from the messaging menu etc.
    And additional proxy object is used to give access from the qml
    browser back to the native window object.
  * Add a command line argument for webapps that allows one to specify
    the root path for installed webapp searches. The uses cases are
    multiple, among other things local testing, and click packages
    (where webapps are installed in /opt/) and should be looked up
    there. For click webapps, the desktop-click hook will set the CWD
    when starting the app to the local click app folder and aa_exec will
    make sure that all is properly setup. Given the containment rules
    for click apps, the webbrowser-app should be told where to look for
    the webapp content (javascript snippet) and not follow the usual
    desktop rules (and the Exec line from the webapp desktop file should
    explicitly specify where to look for it based on CWD). .
  * Tweak title to remove the ubuntu browser references when run as a

  [ daker ]
  * Added support for IP adresses. (LP: #1166063)

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Temporarily skip a test that consistently fails on devices. This is
    to unblock autolanding of a large number of valid merge requests
    that have been sitting there for too long.
  * Remove unused runtime dependency on qtdeclarative5-hud1.0. It had
    crept back in by accident at revision 242. (LP: #1221344)
  * Skip a test that is flaky (for a known reason) on slow

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 312
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:02:09 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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