Clicking a URL within Windows opens a new Firebird window rather than using an existing one.



15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Devin Henderson, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1

I've just installed Firebird 0.6.1 and I've noticed that if I click on a URL
somewhere outside of Firebird, the URL is opened in a new Firebird window even
if Firebird windows are already opened. Fb 0.6 opened the URLs in the last
active Fb window. I think this is the better way to handle URLs.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set Firebird as your default browser
2. Launch Firebird
3. Click on a URL in a program other than Firebird

Actual Results:  
The URL is opened in a new window rather than in the existing Fb window

Expected Results:  
The URL should have been opened using the last active Firebird window
Maybe it's the desired behaviour. I can't say for sure if it is.

It's better (IMHO) to close an unused window than clicking back on the window
just loaded and opening a new window for Windows/Firebird satisfaction. The
machine should work for me, not the opposite.

However, a pref for it would be nice...

Comment 2

15 years ago
This bug isn't showing up for me any more. I uninstalled Fb 0.6.1, completely
deleted my profile (which I hadn't done before installing 0.6.1) and reinstalled
0.6.1. Now everything is working like it did in 0.6, links are opened in the
last active Fb window which IMHO is the best way to handle outside links.

I'm closing this bug, marking it as resolved: WORKSFORME
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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