Middle click to open new tab does not work on SlickDeals links

Site Outreach Issue #11522228 • Assigned to Kelly Y.


Apr 5, 2017
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FullTitle: Middle click to open new tab does not work on SlickDeals links

Repro steps:

Open a private session of Edge and Firefox, and navigate to:

The word “Staples” is the hyperlink in question, in the sentence:
“Staples has 15-Pack ArtSkills 22"x28” Holographic Poster Board (Gold) on sale for $2.24 when you select free 1-hour in-store pickup"

In both Firefox and Edge, middle click to open this in a new tab.

Both open new tab and navigate to staples website

Only Firefox opens a new tab, and the <a> href in Edge changes from:



This repros with all of the links to the external website from Slickdeals.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “ecoengie”

      Changed Status to “Site Outreach”

      Changed Assigned To from “ecoengie” to “Kelly Y.”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

    • The Edge team has investigated and issue involves User Agent string detection and sending different content to Edge.  When using Edge if the UA string is changed in the F12 Developer tools from Edge to Chrome the page works as expected. 


      More info about Edge UA String is here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/hh869301(v=vs.85).aspx


      We have reached out to SlickDeals and asked if they can take a look and fix. 

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “Kelly Y.” to “Web P.”

    • The Edge team has outreached multiple times to the site owners.  Resolving this bug as External as this is a 3rd party issue.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “Site Outreach” to “Fixed”

      Changed Status from “Fixed” to “Site Outreach”

      Changed Assigned To to “Kelly Y.”

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