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Bug 26435 - netscape script no longer opens new windows from already running browser
netscape script no longer opens new windows from already running browser
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
: 26442 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-02-07 01:09 EST by Douglas Kilpatrick
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-07 01:20:52 EST
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Description Douglas Kilpatrick 2001-02-07 01:09:12 EST
netscape script no longer opens new windows from already running browser. 
Instead, the "lock file detected?  Continue?" netscape dialog comes up if
you try and run netscape when an instance of netscape is already running.

Should line 91 be "if [ -z "$MOZ_PIDS" ];" instead of skipping the '$'
character?  I made the change locally and it seems to work fine now.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-07 01:20:11 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25160 ***
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-07 01:20:48 EST
Oops, I can't close it like that. Fixed in 4.76-7.
Comment 3 Douglas Kilpatrick 2001-02-07 01:33:26 EST
Same bug subject in 4.76-7, different cause.  Any reason you only try and
connect to the running browser if its called "mozilla" now?
Comment 4 Douglas Kilpatrick 2001-02-07 01:44:31 EST
Er, retract last comment.  Sorry.  Its still not working right (still triest to
run netscape a second time), but I have not yet figured out exactly why.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-07 02:06:21 EST
Oops, fixed in -9.

The general problem is that if mozilla is running, you can't

  netscape -remote 'xfeDoCommand(whatever)'.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-07 03:14:12 EST
*** Bug 26442 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Douglas Kilpatrick 2001-03-14 08:47:47 EST
$ rpm -q -a | grep netscape

which are the versions in the March 10 rawhide:

Now running netscape again gives you a new netscape window reliably.
It just kills any old netscape-windows too...  not good.
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-14 11:03:16 EST
You're using KDE, right?

KDE is odd. A workaround is in the -11 pacakges.

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