Edge \ IE | PDFs opened in a new window with a name continue to open new windows rather than re-using the original window

By design Issue #4151341


Aug 14, 2015
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

Open the attached HTML file in Edge, and click “Submit Query” or the link. A new window/tab will open which will display the PDF. Clicking “Submit Query” or the link again will open a new window instead of reloading the PDF in the already opened window.

Chrome will simply reload the PDF in the opened window.

Expected Results:

The PDF render in the already open window, rather than opening a new window.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sermet I.” to “Saranya K.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To to “Amit K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Amit K.” to “Vyankatesh G.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Vyankatesh G.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “By design”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. This is by design and we do not plan to release a fix for this problem. Please update this case if you can provide new information for us to consider.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

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