Bug 436409 - Can't open a link in firefox between X screens
Can't open a link in firefox between X screens
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-06 18:27 EST by Matt Hirsch
Modified: 2018-04-11 02:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-07 10:43:46 EST
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Description Matt Hirsch 2008-03-06 18:27:03 EST
Description of problem:
I have firefox running on one X screeen (screen 1). If I attempt to open a link
from a gnome application on a different screen (screen 0, for example) I get a
message in a popup dialog box that says "Firefox is already running, but is not
responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox
process, or restart your system."

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on a link in evolution, or right click a link in gnome-terminal and
select "open link"
Actual results:
The above error message is displayed.

Expected results:
The link should open in firefox.

Additional info:
The workaround is to paste the link into firefox (kind of annoying). I'm using
multiple screens without Xinerama because I want to have one rotated, and use
compiz at the same time. By the way, the same message is displayed if you try to
open a firefox window on more than one screen at a time.

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