With Mozilla Firebird you can't specify which panel to show when opening the preferences. The openPreferences() function should have some parameter where you could specify the panel to show.
By design, the preferences panel opens the last window opened. Adding this ability (I'm guessing for extension authors?) is an enhancement, not a bug. --> Blocking 191524. --> enhancement --> tweak summary to reflect enhancement
taking QA contact, sorry about the bugspam
Fixed with a checkin for bug 284081 (attachment 180784 [details] [diff] [review]).
Wow, this stayed open while the bug was fixed, rewritten, broken, then fixed again :).
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change