when click on firefox url shortcut on desktop it open it in 2 tabs




Tabbed Browser
a year ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Roberto M., Unassigned, NeedInfo)


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a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
Build ID: 20170201174907

Steps to reproduce:

when on my Kubuntu 16.04 box I create a link to URL

after clicking on the desktop icon it start Firefox that open it in 2 tabs

the same page in 2 tabs simultaneously 

Actual results:

I partially solved with a link to application
and put firefox url

Expected results:

Open Firefox in a one tab


a year ago
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64

Comment 1

a year ago
It might be a problem that appears after some changes in your preferences or after installing add-ons.

What I suggest is to try to reproduce it with a new profile: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Managing-profiles#w_starting-the-profile-manager

If you want to save your important data from your old profile I suggest you could try to refresh Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Procedures-to-diagnose-and-fix/Refresh-Firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings/ta-p/23405

Or Reset Firefox preferences by deleting Firefox preference files: https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Procedures-to-diagnose-and-fix/Reset-Firefox-preferences-to-troubleshoot-and-fix-problems/ta-p/1340


a year ago
Flags: needinfo?(roby_programmer)

Comment 2

a year ago
Sorry for late reply,
I have entered in .mozilla dir, move all profiles in OLD new Dir

firefox -p

create a new profile

ok till now?

entered in the second link of you past message and about:support and "refresh fiefox"


now is totally clean as it is "out of the box from firm"

I created with my kubuntu box a url link (right click on desktop and creaete url link)

I put for example: 

yahoo name

it opens one firefox with two contemporary tabs reading same page

for me no, extensions plug ins or so on, now it is out, is totalky clean

Next try it copi .mozilla in .mozilla.save

apt-get purge firefox

delete .mozilla in my home and everywhere
and reput mozilla firefox and retry

but give my time, I am very busy and ill now

thanks byeb ye

Comment 3

a year ago
runned sudo apt-get purge --remove firefox

checked no ppa for firefox

delete everything concern firefox 

sudo updatedb

locate mozilla

deleted all mozilla firefox firefox directories on my box ... mozilla chache.. certificate and so on 


sudo upddatedb

locate mozilla

is clean

sudo apt-get install firefox

it open url.desktop with firefox and it open like before in two tabs like before

I can try with chrome, opera chromium if happens so

if yes... kde/kubuntu problems
if no ... mozilla...

I think to have done everything is possible to do with a "virgin" firefox



a year ago
Component: Untriaged → Tabbed Browser

Comment 4

a year ago
I treyed now 

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

change to chrome

when I click on  kde.desktop linked url created from me, ok, open only one tab

so is a a firefox bug to open kde user auto created shortcut to url

Comment 5

a year ago
I really don't know if is a firefox bug or ar kde bug, ...... or both

I mean a bug about communication from event clicking on a .desktop file containing an URL destination and other browser, in this case firefox don't understand well

It's not a HUGE problem but... you can create a desktop shortcut to firefox passing url as argument and it's work 100% fine, it opens only one tabs

with chrome, chromium without "WORKAROUND" it works!

tried now with opera same as before

if I can help tell me how to debug it... there is a function to lof everything firefox do?
I can repeat complete purge firefox and erase of .mozilla and firefox  orphans files/directories and start from 0...
I send the log...

tell me
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