My Kingachrome Cans Have Broken Tabs! (In Firefox 104.0.1)

This is a problem which just cropped up over the weekend. Haven’t seen it before.

If I go to My Video Fridge and try to open up an event, movie, or short for viewing in a new tab, all I get is a non-clickable image of the graphics on the can in question. I can’t play anything.

If I click on a can without trying to open it in a new tab, there are no problems.

What gives, Kinga?!

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Are you accidentally viewing the image file you clicked on or is it the regular webpage but just unresponsive?

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It’s the same url I always use:

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(OK, I’m only gonna do this once, I promise. Otherwise, it would just be every…single…troubleshooting post… :drooling_face: )

The MST3K Project — willgrrraham: benkitnorf tries to help

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I’m seeing the same thing in Chrome.

And this is the menu:

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So from the look of this, you can’t open the file in a new tab, just view the image. You were able to actually right-click on a can and get the video to play in a new tab?

I know browsers updated last week to fix a security vulnerability, this new behavior may be tied to that update.

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Until recently, yes. Though I use Control + click-the-keypad because Mac.

Oh, well… if it’s a security thing I’ll just deal.

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Right click on mackeypad is two fings.

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“Fingals” ?

Blecchhh!!!

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A workaround is the VHX site instead of the virtual theater. You can still open the link in a second tab there:

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So this doesn’t look to be a browser issue.

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Yes, I’ll do that. Even if it robs the experience of a certain glamour. :wink:

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It may have been a code update to the Gizmoplex Theater. The moves are most likely launched by scripts, and changes to those might break a “start in a new tab” type functionality.

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Looks like they are no longer links, and as NotTVsFrank has suggested, it’s all scripty scriptuals. A telltale sign is that the cursor is the selection cursor, not the linky link link cursor.

Those words weren’t helpful. Check out what my arrow pointy point becomes when I hover over the exit:

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That’s the fingy fing that indicates a linky link. But over by the cannisterials…

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It’s the “pet the kitty cat” hand, which is different. For me a control-clicken behaves the same as a regular clicken; meaning it just brings up the info window with the Watch button. (Which is also different from what you are seeing, but hey I’ll blame the Mac.)

Yes, it’s possible to use code to make any kind of cursor you want, and it’s also possible for me to have used appropriately descriptive words in this post, but I need to get to bed and I’m in that state where I think being dumb is funny. Sorries.

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@Chris_Combs with a post full of technical terms. Like “fingy fing” and “clicken” :laughing:

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Clicken of Tomorrow™

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To the best of our knowledge, this has never actually been possible. The canisters aren’t links.

But you can always open the fridge in a new tab and launch a video in the same tab…

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