Open Bug 1413309 Opened 7 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Browser toolbox interferes with links opening in browser


(DevTools :: Framework, defect, P3)



(Not tracked)


(Reporter: bzbarsky, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)



1) Start firefox.
2) Open browser console.
3) Set a breakpoint in some code I think should get hit when opening a link from
   another application.
4) Click a link in my mail client.

EXPECTED RESULTS: Link opens in browser, breakpoint maybe gets hit.

ACTUAL RESULTS: Link opens in the browser console process, in a Firefox window that gets created there.  This is not terribly helpful... ;)
I think this is referring to the Browser Toolbox process, not the Browser Console which is just another window running in the parent process. I can't reproduce it (testing on a local build on osx) but I skipped step 3 since I wasn't sure where to set the breakpoint. Can you give more detail on step 3?
Flags: needinfo?(bzbarsky)
Summary: Browser console interferes with links opening in browser → Browser toolbox interferes with links opening in browser
Er, sorry, I meant "browser toolbox" throughout, yes.  We have too many tools...

For step 3, I was setting the breakpoint on
Flags: needinfo?(bzbarsky)
Passing -no-remote will make it actually start a new process instead of reusing the existing Firefox process.  I'm not sure it affects what process the OS will target for its "open link in default browser" functionality....
See Also: → 1413246
Priority: -- → P3
Product: Firefox → DevTools
Severity: normal → S3
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