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"Open links from other applications" - new option

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Alex Andrews, Unassigned)

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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7

Please add a new option in Tools->Options...->Advanced->Tabbed Browsing->"Open links from other applications in":

 o a new tab in a dedicated window

When I click on links in emails, I want each of them to open in a new tab in the same, dedicated window, ie there is *one* specific window in which, when I click on a link in an email, a new tab is opened for that link.  The current options are insufficient: I don't want a new window for each new link; I don't want a new tab in a "random" window; I don't want to lose any of my existing open pages.

Clearly, if the dedicated window does not already exist it should be created.

This behaviour is very similar to that for IE (with the addition of making use of the tab functionality in Firefox).  Given the current set of options, this functionality should be absolutely trivial to implement and arguably should probably be the default option for new installations.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Eg. click on a link in an email.
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This is overkill, and unnecessary for most users.  Best left to extensions.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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