User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031015 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031015 Firebird/0.7 When firebird is already running & a user clicks on an http:// link in an email client (any client) the "select user profile" should not launch. Idealy, the requested link should open as a new Tab in the existing instance of Firebird. A worse choice would be cleanly opening another instance of firebird as the same user--but such a request should really open as a new Tab in the existing instance of firebird. The worst choice is the one that happens now--A new instance of firebird tries to launch, then the "select user profile" interface launches. Forcing the user to a work around with ctrl-T and cutting & pasting URL's. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Launch Firebird 2. Click on any http link in any email client Actual Results: A new instance of firebird tries to launch, then the "select user profile" interface launches. Expected Results: Open the requested URL in a new Tab in the already running instance of Firebird.
This problem has been here with both Mozilla and Firebird for the past year. It extends beyond clicking on email links. When working in Bluefish or Quanta if you wish to preview a page the same error occurs. One is forced to kill any existing browswer instance before being able to preview a page. In my opinion this is a major problem and a showstopper for me. I am forced to used Nescase and Konqueror. I have not tried Opera lately for this. The -remote, openURL() and %s tags to dot seem to work with the new mozilla 1.4 or 1.5 or firebird .6 and .7
Based on further information (Additional Comment #1) from Stephen Hancock on 2003-12-19, reporter is raising severity from minor to normal.
Severity: minor → normal
Summary: "select user profile" should not launch from email link → Links not launching properly when browser already open
Suggest marking this as a duplicate of bug #177996
I now find two VERY old TRUNK bugs dealing with this same problem: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122698 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177996 This bug is a major pain for new users trying out mozilla and/or firebird for the first time. I'm sure it's driving users away. I'm perfectly willing to relinquish this bug to either of the other bug reports, but you should raise the severity of the other(s) to MAJOR. Lance Haverkamp
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 177996 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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