When opening a new window from another - window.opener is undefined

Confirmed Issue #8710056 • Assigned to Sanket J.


Aug 31, 2016
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
Reported by 6 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a page with: <a href=’http://www.microsoft.com’ target=’_blank’>Open Microsoft</a>
  2. Open the page in EDGE 38.14393.0.0
  3. Click the link
  4. Open the console in the Microsoft window that has been opened
  5. Type: window.opener then you’ll get undefined

This happens in 38.14393.0.0 and there’s no problem with version like 25.10586.0.0.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Sanket J.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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