Bug 25778 - /usr/bin/netscape should use "openURL ($url, new-window)"
/usr/bin/netscape should use "openURL ($url, new-window)"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-02 18:30 EST by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-02 18:31:34 EST
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A patch to fix /usr/bin/netscape (506 bytes, patch)
2001-02-02 18:31 EST, Aleksey Nogin
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2001-02-02 18:30:51 EST
Currently the newbrowser() function in the /usr/bin/netscape has the
following fragment:

$netscape $defsrem "xfeDoCommand(openBrowser)" 2>/dev/null && \
   $netscape $defsrem "openURL($url)" 2>/dev/null 

This is extremely suboptimal. The correct way of doing it would be

$netscape $defsrem "openURL($url,new-window)" 2>/dev/null

This way we only start new netscape process once instead of twice and the
new netscape window would go directly to $url instead of going to home page
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2001-02-02 18:31:30 EST
Created attachment 8819 [details]
A patch to fix /usr/bin/netscape
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-02 18:43:22 EST
This is already fixed in the current netscape package.

The xfeDoCommand stuff also breaks pretty badly if mozilla happens
to be running on the same display.

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