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?
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!