User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 After switching from galeon to Firebird I miss the ability to open the file within the running browser using command like galeon -w myfile.html galeon -w docs/index.html etc. The problem has two parts in Firebird 1) No clean equivalent to -w option (open in existing browser or start the new one if there is no such) One can workaround it writing scripts like #!/bin/sh MOZILLA=/usr/local/bin/MozillaFirebird $MOZILLA -remote "ping()" && $MOZILLA -remote "openURL($@, new-window)" && exit 0 #if we're here, open a new process. $MOZILLA "$@" but the problem is so frequent that one could integrate the solution into mozilla. Especially considering the fact, that mozilla presents very stupid dialog-box while the second instance is being started. 2) No local paths handling Running command like MozillaFirebird myfile.html results in opening some web address a bit similar to the file name. To get the expected reply one need to write MozillaFirebird file://`pwd`/myfile.html what is far harder to write. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create or find some html file on your drive 2. Try opening it using MozillaFirebird test.html 3. Keep the previous mozilla running and try MozillaFirebird test2.html Actual Results: 2. Mozilla reported that http://www.test.html does not exist 3. Mozilla asked me which profile I want (???) Expected Results: Open the files given. Both in the same instance.
The first issue is a dupe of bug 122698, the second issue is a dupe of bug 120467. Also this may be marked INVALID because two issues are reported in one bug.
magic eight ball says: dupe against file handling (120467) (might as well dupe it, rather than INVALID it and prompt to file two separate bugs, which would then be duped :) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120467 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
QA Contact: mpconnor
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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