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Firefox 2.0: Try this

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:55 pm
by lukpac
Click on a link. IMMEDIATELY hold down ALT. What happens?

Ever since installing 2.0, pages have been (seemingly) randomly downloading instead of loading in a browser window. I couldn't for the life of me understand how or why. Well, the other day I noticed it happened when I went to ALT-TAB right after clicking a link. A quick experiment seemed to confirm that there's a window where pressing ALT *after* clicking results in the same action as an ALT-click.

Anyone else notice this? I guess I frequently switch to another window after clicking a link, and it's driving me nuts.

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:41 pm
by Rspaight
I can't seem to make it happen on Tiger. I'll try XP when I have a chance.


Re: Firefox 2.0: Try this

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:33 pm
by krabapple
Same experience as Luke here (XP Home, SP2, Firefox NEver noticed it before.

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:32 pm
by lukpac
Oh, yeah, XP here.

Not sure if I have an older version somewhere to try...

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:22 am
by Rspaight
Can confirm on XP.

Now that I've tried XP, it seems Tiger does it too, it's just that the window a quite a bit shorter. It's easier on XP (it seems like you can do it with a tiny gap between the click and the Alt), but possible on Tiger if the click and Alt practically overlap.

I've never managed to trigger it accidentally.