Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436409
Can't open a link in firefox between X screens
Last modified: 2018-04-11 02:54:29 EDT
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."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on a link in evolution, or right click a link in gnome-terminal and
select "open link"
The above error message is displayed.
The link should open in firefox.
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.