Opened on 03/02/2015 at 06:19:38 PM

Closed on 03/03/2015 at 08:23:57 AM

#2079 closed defect (fixed)

Opera doesn't switch to options tab

Reported by: passbrains Assignee: sebastian
Priority: P2 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-1.8.12-for-Chrome-Opera-Safari
Module: Unknown Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Opera
Ready: yes Confidential: no
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Description (last modified by sebastian)

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Windows + 8 64bit + Opera + Russian
ABP version for Opera

How to reproduce

1) I have 10+ tabs opened. One of the tab is Adblock Plus settings.
2) For example, i navigate to and now i want to see Adblock Plus settings, I forget that Adblock Plus settings tab is already open.
3) Cliсk Adblock Plus Icon.
4) Click on  "Settings".

Observed behaviour

The options tab is merely highlighted, but doesn't become active.

Expected behaviour

The existing options tab should be focused.

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Change History (8)

Changed on 03/02/2015 at 06:19:41 PM by passbrains

comment:1 Changed on 03/02/2015 at 06:27:09 PM by sebastian

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  • Owner set to sebastian
  • Ready set

Interestingly, Opera only highlights the options tab, but doesn't switch there. This is an Opera bug. The issue isn't reproducible with Chrome. It were probably introduced with #1820 when we moved to chrome.tabs.highlight because chrome.tabs.update(tabId, {selected: true} is deprecated.

comment:2 Changed on 03/02/2015 at 06:31:34 PM by sebastian

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P2

comment:3 Changed on 03/02/2015 at 06:49:09 PM by sebastian

I reported the bug to Opera. It is tracked as "DNA-35196", however their bug tracker isn't public.

comment:4 Changed on 03/02/2015 at 07:05:26 PM by sebastian

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comment:5 Changed on 03/02/2015 at 07:07:29 PM by sebastian

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Settings link is not correct. to Opera doesn't switch to options tab

comment:6 Changed on 03/02/2015 at 07:11:27 PM by sebastian

Maybe this isn't actually a bug in Opera but in Chrome. The documentation doesn't really say whether "highlighting" a tab implies selecting it. However, it seems that chrome.tabs.update(id {active: true})is rather what we want here.

comment:7 Changed on 03/03/2015 at 08:23:57 AM by sebastian

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Plus-for-Chrome-Opera-Safari-next
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

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