Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142775
Firefox always open external links in a new window
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; es-AR; rv:1.7.5)
Description of problem:
Firefox always opens links from other (external) apps in a new browser
window, ignoring the "a new tab in the most recent window" user
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced. Under Tabbed Browsing, Open
links from other applications in, choose "a new tab in the most recent
window" option. Click OK.
3. Open any URL (ex. http://google.com)
4. Open any other application (ex., your mail reader) and click on any
Actual Results: Firefox opens a new window to show the content.
Expected Results: Firefox should open a new TAB on the most recent
I think the problem is Firefox's start up script (/usr/bin/firefox),
line 227. There's an explicit "new-window" parameter calling to
openurl() that overrides the user preferences. If you leave out the
new-window parameter, Firefox uses the user preference to decide
whether to open a new tab or window.
Created attachment 108479 [details]
Proposed patch to /usr/bin/firefox
Attached proposed patch
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138789 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.