Open Link from another application chooses minimized windows

Number:rdar://37982715 Date Originated:2018-02-28
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Safari Product Version:Version 11.0.3 (12604.
Classification:Bug Reproducible:Always
Open Link from another application chooses minimized windows

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create several Safari windows with multiple tabs in use.
2. Minimize all but one window.
3. Click on a link in another application with a web view.

Expected Results:
4. Link should open a tab in the non-minimized window, preferably the window which last had activity. Links should *never* open in a minimized window unless there are no non-minimized windows.

Actual Results:
4. Link opens in a different window, often a minimized window. Once it starts doing this, it will always choose that window. I have to bookmark all tabs and close that window, and then it'll choose another window.

Hi, Radar, it's been a long time since we talked, and it wasn't great last time, but I'm giving you another chance. Does anyone at Apple actually use Safari like real people use Safari, with multiple windows full of tabs? Maybe there's nobody left on the Mac/Safari teams, and I'm talking to the ether here.

Version 11.0.3 (12604.



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