Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70051
htmlview doesn't allow new pages to use new windows
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:48 EDT
Description of Problem:
html view is handy, but doesn't take advantage of the various browsers' ability to
open the new URL in a new window, and so typically splats the contents of an
existing window. Since this is easy to do in Netscape, Mozilla, Opera &c., it'd be
nice to see it implemented.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a URL using htmlview, and configured browser e.g. opera
It reuses an already open window.
It should open a new one. Even better, it should be configurable.
There's one other slight oddity:
if exists $i; then
exec $i $*
exists $i && exec $i $*
a few lines lower. Better to be consistent?
*** Bug 77106 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
htmlview now seems to be able to use gnome's configured browser
(cool). Not so cool is that it checks to see if the browser exists,
and if it doesn't, invokes an error. I happen to have the following
defined as my browser in gnome:
galeon --new-tab --noraise %s
htmlview has decided that there is no application on my system named
"galeon --new-tab --noraise " and every time I run it, it brings up
the gnome-default-applications-properties program and asks me to
reconfigure (which it doesn't need to because every other app seems to
handle this just fine, as it should)