User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041109 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041109 Firefox/1.0 Firefox will only open links from external apps in a new window no matter what I do. Setup is Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Open links from other applications in: A new tab in most recent window. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open Firefox 2.Open any external app with a link. 3.Click link in external app. 4.Firefox opens a new window Actual Results: A new Firefox window opened and displayed the link. Expected Results: Opened a new tab in the existing Firefox window.
Hmm, I currently dont see this problem - in the 1.0 relaese and nightly builds, the last opened window IS used, but that's a problem if the last opened window is console-type (no nav controls) because FF is hijacking the window by creating a new, invisible tab (instaed of opening the new tab in the root window, or at least displaying the tabs in the child window)... Example, click in 'my profile' at https://www.breezeway.tv then click the external app link..
Ken, what you are describing is bug 243893. John, do you still experience this problem? If not, please resolve this bug as "WORKSFORME".
(In reply to comment #2) > Ken, what you are describing is bug 243893. > > John, do you still experience this problem? If not, please resolve this bug as > "WORKSFORME". Not the same bug. I still have the problem for all users on this box.
I see this problem with Fedora Core 3 + latest updates and Firefox 1.0 (installed from FC3 channel) when clicking links from Thunderbird 0.9 (latest version available from FC3 channel). I have "Firefox" selected as my default browser under GNOME's Applications -> Preferences -> More Preferences -> Preferred Applications control panel and "a new tab in the most recent window" selected in Firefox's Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Tabbed Browsing -> "Open links from other applications in:" control.
I also see this problem, fedora core 3, using both firefox 1.0 (20041111 build I think it was) and now still after applying latest updates: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1 It was working correctly until a few days ago, but I don't know what changed (it wasn't a firefox or thunderbird upgrade however). I have this line in prefs.js: user_pref("browser.link.open_external", 3); It also happens when opening links from the terminal, so is not thunderbird-specific. I have the following extensions: Colorzilla, CookieCuller, Viewcookies, WebDeveloper. I believe I installed them after first noticing the tabs problem, but perhaps not?
Upgraded my box from Suse9.1 to 9.3 with a clean install and I still have the same problems.
Fixed by the checkin for bug 302281.