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[Bug] Control / middle-clicking search auto-completion results dismisses the results
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Visit the
  2. Focus the search field
  3. Start typing
  4. Control or middle click an interesting result

Expected results

  • The autocomplete results are delightful, tempting, distracting, and demand to be opened in a new tab for consideration once I complete my primary search in the current window. This workflow requires that the results be persisted on control and middle click.

Actual results

  • The autocomplete results are dismissed on modifier click and only reappear if I delete a character and reenter it or otherwise keep typing. This poor experience discourages exploration of tangential topics that autocomplete.

Environments observed

  • Browser version: Chromium v73.0.3683.75
  • OS version: Ubuntu v18.10
  • Device model: Desktop
  • Device language: English

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptApr 2 2019, 6:44 PM
Jdlrobson added subscribers: phuedx, Jdlrobson.

Not sure what our current commitment/process for portal is @phuedx

Maintenance of the Wikipedia portals is our responsibility. That being said, I don't believe we've had the discussion as to whether the portals are frozen. If not, then this work is no different from our other work (prioritisation and estimation and an eventual commitment).

/cc @ovasileva