Closed Bug 310803 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago

Launching another instance of Seamonkey no longer opens a new tab.

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, defect)

x86
Windows XP
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INVALID

People

(Reporter: jasonb, Assigned: jag+mozilla)

Details

(Keywords: relnote)

This had orignally been taken care of by bug 300485.  If you've set your
preferences to "open in a new tab", have a browser session open, and launch
another instance of Seamonkey - it should just open another tab.  (Unless you've
specifically used File -> New -> Window.)

Something has regressed here since that fix.  Now, if I launch another instance,
I get another window instead.  I'm not sure exactly when this broke, but can try
to narrow it down.

Using a 10/1 build (and a new profile with tabbed browser preferences set for
testing).
Might be a regression of bug 58523, depending on when exactly this broke.
Regression window:

Build 9/27 worked, build 9/28 did not.  So it's perfectly believable that bug
58523 is the culprit.
(In reply to comment #0)
>If you've set your > preferences to "open in a new tab", have a browser session
>open, and launch another instance of Seamonkey - it should just open another tab. 
It depends :-)
The new code checks for a -url to open as per preferences (e.g. in a new tab).
Failing that, it checks for other specific flags.
Failing that, it launches all other parameters specified on the command line.
(e.g. -browser or -mail) which always open new windows.
Failing that, it launches all windows specified in Appearance preferences,
again, always opening new windows.
Failing that, your home page opens as per preferences (e.g. in a new tab).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Okay.

I'm down to your last line:

"Failing that, your home page opens as per preferences (e.g. in a new tab)."

It doesn't.

I click on the Seamonkey browser icon, with no parameters at all, which should
only be opening up a browser session - and I get a new window.  NOT a new tab as
per my preferences.  Hence the regression. :)

I'm not complaing about how it works with command line switches or mail...  (I
would expect that to be a new window.)
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
And did you check your appearance preferences?
> And did you check your appearance preferences?

I was going to say, yes, it was set to start Seamonkey.  Then I thought about it
a bit more and what you could be meaning - and unchecked it altogether.  Now a
new tab opens.  So, I agree with you that this is actually INVALID - based on
that being what's supposed to happen.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I guess it's sufficiently confusing to warrent relnoting for SeaMonkey 1.1a
Keywords: regressionrelnote
I ran into this same issue. what I did to fix it was to create a backup of seamonkey using mozbackup, then restored that backup. everything worked fine after that.
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