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Bug 21167 - Make entries in the search suggestions dropdown actual hyperlinks
Make entries in the search suggestions dropdown actual hyperlinks
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
: Future release
Assigned To: Bartosz Dziewoński
: 28759 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 27411 17808
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Reported: 2009-10-17 12:59 UTC by Tisza Gergő
Modified: 2014-11-18 18:07 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Tisza Gergő 2009-10-17 12:59:18 UTC
The search suggestions which appear in a dropdown when the user starts typing the page title are probably the most effective way of locating something quickly; however, you can only use them to open the requested article in the same tab. I've often found myself in a position where I want to check what a related article says, and - because it had a long name, or I didn't remember the exact wording or spelling - the search suggestion was by far the simplest method of finding it, but I didn't want to navigate away from the current page (which might have been an edit window with changes I didn't want to lose).

Since the search suggestions are not real links but divs which simulate link behavior on a click event, one cannot middle-click them to open in a new tab; I have to select the right one with the keypad, press the right arrow to copy the text to the search box, cut it, open another tab, type then paste it - rather troublesome, especially if one has to do it frequently. If the suggestions were real HTML links, middle click (and Ctrl-click, bookmarking from right-click menu, and all the other UI methods browsers normally provide for links) would work normally, and I see no disadvantage to it.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2009-10-19 22:57:26 UTC
Assigning to Trevor for further comment (search box is under development)
Comment 2 Rd232 2011-11-26 22:33:46 UTC
*** Bug 28759 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Krinkle 2012-05-11 16:37:51 UTC
I was going to open a similar bug, but glad I don't have to :)

I often use the search for simple titles but want to keep my page and open it in a tab. But neither the title suggestions nor the "Search for <phrase>..." at the bottom can be opened in a new tab.
Comment 4 Bartosz Dziewoński 2012-09-13 17:57:36 UTC
In gerrit: (based on patch by Ebrahim Byagowi).
Comment 5 Bartosz Dziewoński 2013-01-26 18:44:17 UTC
Change I87940ca8 (linked in previous comment) merged.

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