ICQ attempts to open in new browser window fail



16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: craig, Assigned: asa)


Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

If you get a URL via ICQ in a message or chat, you have several options,
including "Open in Current Browser Window" and "Open in New Browser Window". If
IE or NS4.x is your default browser, these work as expected. If Mozilla is your
default browser, both of them do the same thing, opening in current window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get sent a URL in ICQ
2. Right-click/select "Open in New Browser Window"

Actual Results:  
URL is opened in current browser window

Expected Results:  
URL should be opened in new browser window

Comment 1

16 years ago
Please try again with a more recent build of Mozilla.

Comment 2

16 years ago
Inevitably, same under
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

Comment 3

16 years ago
What version of ICQ are you using?

Comment 4

16 years ago
2000b Build 3286
It's a feature I've seen on many versions of ICQ, so unless Netscape and IE
wrote a different interface for each one of them, it's fair to conclude that
some common API is involved here, not something specific to this version.
Reporter: Is this still a problem with a current Mozilla build?

Comment 6

15 years ago

I've tried a couple of different machines running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U;
Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040514:

Some always open in current browser window, no matter which choice is made. One
always opens in new browser windows, no matter which choice is made.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Comment 8

14 years ago
Still opens always in current window, as of 1.17.12.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915

Comment 9

14 years ago
There is a pref to control this in newer builds of SeaMonkey (the way external
links are handled was rewritten).


If a newer build still doesn't work, please file a new bug.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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