CTRL Left Click in speed dial should open link in background tab



  • I know mouse middle click already does this wonderfully and I use it all the time - when I have a mouse.., But on my laptop touchpad there is no middle click and I got accustomed to opera speed dial allowing me to open multiple speed dial links in background tabs using CTRL Left Click. Please add this functionality to V when you have a bit of time. Thanks



  • Doesn't a touch pad support right-click, open in new tab?


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    @Pesala:

    Doesn't a touch pad support right-click, open in new tab?

    Sure, but the same could be said of clicking on links in pages. Ctrl-click (command-click on OS X) is quicker there, and it would be quicker and more consistent to have that on Speed Dial as well.

    Also, that makes a new foreground tab, not a background tab. There's currently no "Open in background tab" context menu item on Speed Dial entries.



  • @Isildur:

    @Pesala:

    Doesn't a touch pad support right-click, open in new tab?

    Sure, but the same could be said of clicking on links in pages. Ctrl-click (command-click on OS X) is quicker there, and it would be quicker and more consistent to have that on Speed Dial as well.

    Also, that makes a new foreground tab, not a background tab. There's currently no "Open in background tab" context menu item on Speed Dial entries.

    Here, right-click open new tab on a speed dial opens it in the background. The right-click menu on links has a specific option to open it in a background tab.

    I am sure that the Ctrl + Left click option will come in due course, but I don't see any great difficulty in using what is already available. I don't have a touch pad — is it any harder to use right-click than left-click?



  • @flyingrhino:

    I know mouse middle click already does this wonderfully and I use it all the time - when I have a mouse..,
    But on my laptop touchpad there is no middle click and I got accustomed to opera speed dial allowing me to open multiple speed dial links in background tabs using CTRL Left Click. Please add this functionality to V when you have a bit of time. Thanks

    You're right.

    It's an almost one year old bug (VB-4022), although relatively minor, I hope will be taken in account soon.


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    @Pesala:

    Here, right-click open new tab on a speed dial opens it in the background. The right-click menu on links has a specific option to open it in a background tab.

    I am sure that the Ctrl + Left click option will come in due course, but I don't see any great difficulty in using what is already available. I don't have a touch pad — is it any harder to use right-click than left-click?

    You're right that it opens in a background tab, despite the context menu not actually saying "background", unlike the context menu for links. Somehow I missed that.

    However, as for the latter part: If someone needs to open a bunch of speed dial entries in a row, or wanted to open a single one repeatedly (to take them to, say, some "Make New Post" page on some CMS, because they have five new posts they want to make at the same time), it's certainly quicker to be able to hold down Ctrl (or ⌘) and go click, click, click, click, click, rather than have to navigate through five context menus in a row. It's no great difficulty, but it's a slightly annoying little inconsistency none the less. People report little things like this all the time; why should this be different?

    Like you say, it will come in due course, but users bringing such things up (either via the bug report form or on the forums), as flyingrhino did, is part of how such quirks are identified, after all. And the tracker isn't public, so posting here is the only way users have of publicly letting other users know that it's been noticed.

    Btw, this isn't just about touch pads. Some mice still don't have middle buttons, including my Apple Magic Mouse, which supports two virtual buttons but not three with its touch surface.



  • @Isildur:

    You're right that it opens in a background tab, despite the context menu not actually saying "background", unlike the context menu for links. Somehow I missed that.

    That's why I mentioned it. People will be less frustrated by a missing feature if they know about such workarounds. The Ctrl + Left-click thing was reported almost a year ago as The_Solutor said:

    It's an almost one year old bug (VB-4022)

    That's the way that development goes. I am still waiting for some very obvious bugs like the Panel toggle being on the wrong side if you move your panels to the right. It's a minor irritation. Mouse GestureUp/Down not working is a more significant issue for me. There are hundreds of other such details that will no doubt get fixed in due course.


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    @Isildur:

    You're right that it opens in a background tab, despite the context menu not actually saying "background", unlike the context menu for links. Somehow I missed that.

    I see that that that context menu has now been updated in the latest snapshot (1.0.418.3) to be explicit about this. (VB-9287)


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