External Apps open new window when Firefox set for new tab in existing window




14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: jrobb564, Assigned: bugs)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
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.

Comment 1

14 years ago
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

Comment 3

14 years ago
(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

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"
in Firefox's Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Tabbed Browsing -> "Open links
from other applications in:" control.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 5

14 years ago
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

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

I have the following extensions: Colorzilla, CookieCuller, Viewcookies,
WebDeveloper. I believe I installed them after first noticing the tabs problem,
but perhaps not?


14 years ago
Depends on: 302281

Comment 6

14 years ago
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.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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