Command-line option to open URL in a new window (on Windows)

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: info, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051107 Firefox/1.5

When using the command line to start FireFox you can't use the -new parameter and an Url
e.g.
firefox.exe -new http://www.getfirefox.com/
if you use -new first it will open a new process but not the url and if you enter first the url it will use the latest window.
You can change the option in the advanced settings, but I want to switch between them with the command line

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a shortcut
2. Add -new "http://www.getfirefox.com"
3. Run the shortcut

Actual Results:  
It opens a new window without the new url

Expected Results:  
That it opens the new window with the given url
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Updated

12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 1

12 years ago
It's already possible to do this on Linux (with a different syntax), but I don't think it is on Windows.
Summary: Command line: New window and url → Command-line option to open URL in a new window (on Windows)

Updated

12 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This already exists, it's -new-window.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(works on windows too)
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