"Open all external links in a new tab" not honoured by keyboard activation

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(TechnoBear) #1

Steps to repro:

  1. Check “Open all external links in a new tab” in preferences.
  2. Open an external link using a mouse - it opens in a new tab as expected.
  3. Open an external link using the keyboard. It opens in the current tab.

e.g. External link to SitePoint in this post:

Tested on Firefox 40 & Chromium Version 44.0.2403.89 Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit), both on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04.


“Open all external links in a new tab” option does not work for protocol agnostic links
(Alan Tan) #2

I just tried out Ctrl + Enter and it works as expected. Am I missing something? :smile_cat:


(TechnoBear) #3

My point is that if my preferences are set to “Open all external links in a new tab”, I would expect that to be honoured whether I click the link with the mouse or press Enter on a keyboard.

Yes, I can use Ctrl + Enter to open a link in a new tab, just as I can use right-click or middle click to open a link in a new tab with a mouse. But with my preferences set as they are, that shouldn’t be necessary.


(Alan Tan) #4

I had a brief look and discovered that using enter on a link doesn’t track it as a “click”.


(Régis Hanol) #5

Just tested and it works fine when pressing Enter.


(Régis Hanol) #6