.html files opened from OSX Finder always open in their own Firefox window instead of a new tab.




3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: hayned2, Unassigned)


39 Branch
Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.10; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150630154324

Steps to reproduce:

Local .html pages in OSX Yosemite are opened in Firefox regardless of the default browser setting.

Actual results:

Any and all local .html file(s) (and possibly other external links) open in new windows regardless of browser.link config/"Open new windows in a new tab instead" option. If, for example, ten .html files are opened, ten Firefox windows will subsequently open with a different file in each.

Expected results:

The options in browser.link config/ the "Open new windows in a new tab instead" checkbox should work, so user can choose between external links opening in a new window or a new tab (the latter being logical behavior standard for Firefox on Windows and other browsers such as Safari).


3 years ago
Severity: normal → major
Component: General → Tabbed Browser
OS: Unspecified → Mac OS X
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
I don't see this, testing with FF 39 on OS X 10.7.5 and 10.10.4.

Whenever I double-click on a file on the Desktop, or open it with File : Open, it opens in a new tab -- not a new window.

Please test with a clean profile.  "Open new windows in a new tab instead" is checked by default.

Comment 2

3 years ago
hynes, could you test with a fresh profile, please.
Flags: needinfo?(hayned2)

Comment 3

3 years ago
(In reply to Loic from comment #2)
> hynes, could you test with a fresh profile, please.
> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-
> firefox-profiles

This has been a long time now, so marking this as incomplete. If someone else can still reproduce and can provide more details, we can always reopen the report.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(hayned2)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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