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Shift+Enter and Shift+Ctrl+Enter navigation stopped working
Firefox updated itself to version 64, and now instead of shift+enter or ctrl+shift+enter causing it to navigate to the address bar contents surrounded with www. and either .net or .org, both combinations open a new window which then navigates to whatever was already there with nothing added on. That is - if I put "test" into the address bar and hit shift+enter, I no longer navigate to "www.test.net," but instead get a new additional FF window that immediately searches my search provider for "test." Was this functionality broken in this version, or is there just some new option I need to change to get that behavior back?
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Anybody? I'm apparently at least not completely alone in this problem. There doesn't seem to be anything written anywhere about this change. Was it intentional?
You need to use Ctrl+Enter for the fixup. Adding Shift (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) will open the link in a new window like you noticed.
This is different from the previous version. Up until this most recent update, it behaved how I described in the original post. Has this functionality been removed on purpose? Is there a way to restore it?
You can read more about this change in this bug report.
- Bug 237027 - Use ctrl-enter for URL canonization on all platform, and offer an opt-out for Windows/Linux users where it interferes with opening URLs in (background) tabs
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Ctrl+Shift+Enter is an array formula, also called "CSE" formula, as used in e.g. Excel.
Ctrl+Enter opens a new tab, Shift+Enter opens a new window.
Thanks, cor-el. The most recent postings in the comments on that bug report explains the situation. They broke a useful feature on purpose because they wanted to be more in line with the other browsers FF users eschew because it was better than they were. I really wish they'd polled the user base before breaking that. Oh well. Guess I'll just have to deal with it.
What an annoying change... I didn't use those shortcuts a lot (still a few times a month - it's not the first time I get burned by the change, it's only the first time I bother ranting about it, because the Fx dev never give a damn about user feedback anyway), but I certainly don't need the replacement action for Shift + Enter. I always use Ctrl + T before typing a new address when I don't want to recycle my tab, it also gives me the address bar focus. (And giving us a new window rather than a new tab? Seriously? Are those guys from year 2k?)
Not to mention Ctrl + Shift + Enter, which simply does... nothing at all, good job!