Closed Bug 238992 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago
firefox -remote option doesn't work on Mac
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 FireFox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 FireFox/0.8 The -remote option doesn't work on MacOS X. The browser just tries to startup as another instance, and displays the "choose profile" dialog. It works fine on Linux. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Try to run something like: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -remote 'openURL(whatever)' Actual Results: Another full instance of Firefox launches. Expected Results: Should have followed the -remote directive just like the Linux version does. I ran a "strings" and noticed that -remote wasn't present in the firefox-bin in the MacOS X build, but IS present in the Linux build. Did this somehow get #ifdef'ed out on MacOS?
I don't think xremote is enabled on OS X for anything from Mozilla
-remote is specific to Unix builds. OS X handles processes and instances differently than Linux, so remote is irrelevant. -> INVALID, this functionality is not used on the platform in question.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
MacOS X <u>is</u> a Un$x build! :-) I have the same problem on Firefox 1.0, MacOS X 10.3. If there is no way to launch a new browser tab/window from the command line while an existing session is open (I have not found one) then this should be fixed with something similar (preferably identical) to the -remote facility. If there is a way to launch new windows/tabs in the same session from the command line then this could be added to the FAQ or similar. Is it better to reopen this bug, or file a new one? Or am I missing something here that should be obvious?
*** Bug 236658 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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