Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208371
Firefox command line in Preferred Applications does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox does not start when clicking a link in mails, terminal, ...
The command line
firefox -remote "openurl(%s,new-tab)"
when selecting "Open in a new tab" in preferred applications does not work.
[root@helios ~]# firefox -remote "openurl("http://www.romal.de",new-tab)"
[root@helios ~]# Error: No running window found
It works only, if a Firefox is already running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure Preferred Applications to open "Link in a new tab".
2. Click a link in a terminal or email.
Hm. That option is rather new to me. Firefox links from outside applications
should open in a new tab without doing any work. Why did you set that? Does it
not work without that?
You may be right that "firefox foo" is good enough for opening foo in a tab,
but we still need a way to open foo in a new window.
yes. I played around with firefox -newtab foo, but that does not work either.
All the options work, when Firefox is running already. But without a running
Firefox, nothing happens.
I just commited a fix to control-center which prevents the user from setting
this. If you want to override the preferences for Firefox for now, use
Edit>Preferences>Tabs from within Firefox.