Bug 139363 - Remote invocation of firefox no longer working
Remote invocation of firefox no longer working
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2004-11-15 11:06 EST by Nigel Metheringham
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-31 05:15:10 EST
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Description Nigel Metheringham 2004-11-15 11:06:17 EST
Description of problem:
Since upgrade (previous version firefox-0.10.1-1.0PR1.20) invocation
of firefox by other programs (evolution, liferea) or by using
gnome-open or even the firefox command causes the profile manager to
pop up.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.
Still happens after logging right out and restarting session.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. gnome-open http://www.redhat.com/    (needs firefox as gnome default)
Actual results:

Expected results:

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2004-11-15 15:57:37 EST
It is likely that an older version of firefox screwed up your gconf
key.  Go into Applications -> Preferences -> More Preferences ->
Preferred Applications and reconfigure the default browser.  Does it
work after that?
Comment 2 Nigel Metheringham 2004-11-16 06:15:03 EST
I had tried resetting the default browser already, to no effect.  ALso
tried again this morning - still the same.

However I have seen slightly different behaviour this morning
(possibly seen yesterday and missed).  On initial login today firefox
was reacting correctly to URLs from other apps.  However after a
couple of hours it went back to yesterday's behaviour of putting up a
profile manager box.

What can I do to get better debugging information (this bug report is
very fuzzy at present).
Comment 3 Nigel Metheringham 2004-11-16 06:17:21 EST
Restarting firefox makes it work for a while too.
Fairly obvious, but worth stating.
Comment 4 Christopher Aillon 2004-12-04 04:44:32 EST
This is a known problem upstream when using multiple displays.  Is that the
issue you're seeing here?
Comment 5 Nigel Metheringham 2004-12-06 05:14:56 EST
I have 3 workspaces defined (ie using the workspace switcher tool), and
use at least 2 of them daily, with URLs despatched to firefox from both
of those workspaces.   I don't have any esoteric multiple display hardware
(single laptop display panel).

Does that answer the question? [Unsure whether workspaces count as displays for
Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2005-03-31 04:51:29 EST
Is this still an issue?
Comment 7 Nigel Metheringham 2005-03-31 05:09:13 EST
Thanks for bringing this back to my attention.

I am no longer seeing this problem.

BUT I am using a customised start script at present - which I think should have
no effect on this, but just to let you know that I'm "non standard".  The
customised start script has "openurl($opt,new-window)" changed to
"openurl($opt,new-tab)", and I am using "~/bin/firefox %s" (the modded script)
as my default Gnome URL handler.
Comment 8 Christopher Aillon 2005-03-31 05:15:10 EST
Fair enough.  I'll resolve this then as WORKSFORME.  As a note, you may wish to
try firefox >= 1.0.2-3 (available in the devel tree) which contains a fix for
bug 138789 and should obsolete your custom script (unless it does other things)
Comment 9 Nigel Metheringham 2005-03-31 05:36:40 EST
Thats very good news - since modified scripts break on every update.

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