User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 Launching a second instance of the browser should automatically reuse the first instance of the browser. Instead by default launching a second instance of mozilla from the command line "mozilla" or from the start menu in GNOME, I get a refusal indicating that the profile is already in use. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Launch mozilla 2. Launch mozilla again Actual Results: Second instance refuses to start, profile already in use. Expected Results: Second instance should use the first instance. My suggested solution is that during the install, the link /usr/bin/mozilla should be the following short script: #! /bin/sh # The installed version of mozilla we are using mozbin=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4rc1/mozilla # Ensure we have only zero or one argument if [ $# -gt 1 ]; then echo Usage: mozilla [URL] exit 1 fi # See if instance is running if ! $mozbin -remote 'ping()' 2>/dev/null; then # It is not running, start a new instance $mozbin "$1" else # It is running, tell it to open the url in a new window $mozbin -remote "openurl($1,new-window)" fi
Ever since I changed /usr/bin/mozilla to be that short script, right-clicking on a link in gnome-terminal and saying "Open Link" reuses the first instance and opens the link in a new window. Seems like this is a system-wide solution.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122698 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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