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

Issue #15814988 • Assigned to Steven K.


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.”

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