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Bug 116305 - Ctrl-Click on hyperlink doesn't bring Firefox into foreground
Summary: Ctrl-Click on hyperlink doesn't bring Firefox into foreground
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)
Whiteboard: target:6.1.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Desktop-Integration
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Reported: 2018-03-09 09:46 UTC by Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)
Modified: 2018-03-15 11:42 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2018-03-09 09:46:04 UTC
1. Set Firefox as default browser
2. Make sure Firefox is not running
3. Make sure "Ctrl-Click required to follow hyperlinks" is enabled (Tools->Options->LibreOffice->Security->Options)
4. Ctrl+Click any hyperlink in Writer e.g.

Expected: Firefox is opened in foreground.

Actual: Firefox is opened in background

Weird thing: If the option "Ctrl-Click required to follow hyperlinks" is OFF, this bug does not appear.
Comment 1 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2018-03-09 10:05:31 UTC
This happens only on Windows 7, not on Windows 10.
Comment 2 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2018-03-09 10:10:12 UTC
(In reply to Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) from comment #1)
> This happens only on Windows 7, not on Windows 10.

Correcting myself: Also seen on Win 10.
Comment 3 Jacques Guilleron 2018-03-09 11:15:56 UTC
HI Samuel,

I confirm these two behaviors from
LO Version ID : 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b80
so probably inherited from OOo,
Build ID: 3c913c3844acae8ee0d80ab174133bdc7677efea
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-02-14_00:19:27
Locale: en-US (fr_FR); Calc: CL
Comment 4 Commit Notification 2018-03-14 13:33:59 UTC
Samuel Mehrbrodt committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

tdf#116305 Add timeout to help Windows bring browsers to the front

It will be available in 6.1.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.