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New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:07 pm
by Dreossk
I create this thread to make the search easy for new people. This is a bug that appears in many threads in the "Avant Browser Confirmed Bugs" section as the source for other bugs.

When the "New window" option is set to "Open home page in a new window" (other options work fine), the opening of a new window (ctrl+n, ctrl+n or mouse gesture) will generate the home page BUT the address bar will show "about:blank". As I said, this bug leads to other bugs like "focus lost bug", "can't scroll down bug", "can't type in textarea bug", "the active tab always revert to the last one bug" and maybe a lot more. The current way to fix this is to click on the address bar and press "Enter" but then the "about:blank" page will load so we have to press our "Home" button in Avant to go back the the Home Page so we lose time. This makes that set of option useless and the browser unusable.

We are waiting for a fix for months and it was working fine many versions ago.

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:01 am
by Dreossk
Any news ? This bug makes the browser a pain in the **** to use and there is still dozens of threads a week about that.

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:35 pm
by abfan123
Hello,
That seems to be fixed in the latest beta version of Avant Browser (Well, At least I don't get it here.)

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:12 am
by Dreossk
Great so it means that in the next public version it will be fixed ?

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:36 am
by adli89
Probably so ;)

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:00 am
by addonsfan
if you do not mind, can you please update to the latest beta version to see if it is fixed? (what you're talking about)

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:23 pm
by Dreossk
I don't see any link to download the beta version in the download section.

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:06 pm
by Crs
Here is the link for download AB 11.4

((Avant Browser 11.4 Beta))

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:28 pm
by Dreossk
So 11.4 Beta is newer than 11.5 ?

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:36 pm
by bigC
Dreossk wrote:So 11.4 Beta is newer than 11.5 ?
He meant 11.6 build 4

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:42 am
by Crs

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:24 pm
by Dreossk
It works thanks ! That link should be on Avant Browser official website...

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:14 am
by André
I disagree. 11.6 Beta 4 is only a build intended for testing and could contain severe bugs. It is not intended for wide spread use.

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:48 pm
by hornakapopolis
My release says "Build" and I think it is on the Chinese home page.

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:48 pm
by addonsfan
actually, I never noticed that... and I can't find "beta" anywhere on mine. it was an official release that no one ever noticed?

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:32 pm
by Dreossk
Maybe no one noticed because it's not even on the website...

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:15 pm
by Noyb
Dreossk wrote:Maybe no one noticed because it's not even on the website...
It is here.

Re: New window/tab always opens "about:blank" bug

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:11 am
by Dreossk
People won't go to a forum to download something when it is supposed to be in the "download" section.