links from external program (thunderbird) no longer open a new tab

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Neil Katin, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/1.0RC2


I have tabbrowser extension installed.  When I upgraded from firefox PR
to firefox RC2, opening a new tab from an external program (for example
thunderbird, but I confirmed the behavior in other programs too) overwrites
the current tab, instead of opening a new one.  Before the upgrade it
used to open a new tab (as per my preferences settings).

I tried loading QuickTabPrefToggle extension to see if it was a simple bug in
the tabbrowser extension, but the behavior remains broken in the same way.

I also tried setting the preference to "open a new window" without effect:
the current tab continued to have the new URL loaded in it.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

14 years ago
I should probably add that tab behavior purely from within firefox works
fine: middle (or control) clicking opens a new tab, as do popups (as
per my preferences settings).  It is only links from external programs
that regressed to overwritting the tab.
If you disable any extension that's trying to affect external links, and set
your preference in the new Tabbed Browsing section of Tools-Options-Advanced to
something other than "the most recent tab/window" does it work? If so, please
resolve this "WORKSFORME". Thanks.
Summary: tabs from external program (thunderbird) no longer open a new tab → links from external program (thunderbird) no longer open a new tab
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Comment 3

14 years ago
You're right; if I uninstall the "tab" extensions then it opens a new
tab; I'm guessing the new firefox way of doing it is (not yet) compatible
with the extensions.  Sorry for wasting your time....
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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