Shift key causes javascript window.open() to always open in New Window instead of New Tab

Issue #15814988 • Assigned to Steven K.

Details

Author
Marcus L.
Created
Feb 5, 2018
Privacy
This issue is public.
Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
16.16299
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Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

Repro via this test page:

<html>
<script>
    document.addEventListener("keydown", function(evt) {
        window.open("about:blank");
    });
</script>
</html>

(fiddle: https://jsfiddle.net/ak42y0y4/)

Hitting any key other than shift (ex: a, 8, [ctrl]) while focused in the window by default in Edge (or IE11) opens a new tab. Typing the [shift] key opens a new window. The status of the shift key should not affect the behavior of calls to window.open in Javascript, and this bug is not present in Firefox or Chrome.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

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