Shift key causes javascript to always open in New Window instead of New Tab

Issue #15814988 • Assigned to Travis L.


Marcus L.
Feb 5, 2018
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

Repro via this test page:

    document.addEventListener("keydown", function(evt) {"about:blank");


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 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.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Steven K.” to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Ed M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Mohamed S.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Amit J.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

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