Sinners repent! Give us a preference to open or NOT open a new window when we do File, Open new file. Opening a new window uses windows resources and is annoying to some users.
Oops. Build 2000-0327-18.
Also, when I choose a bookmark (for Bugzilla) that also opens a new browser window. Perhaps we could have an option to NEVER open a new window for any site or local HTM file. Opening all these browser windows clutters up my taskbar as well as uses Windows resources.
Assignee: cbegle → slamm
Component: Browser-General → Bookmarks
QA Contact: asadotzler → claudius
Summary: Choosing File, Open new file, creates new browser window → opening bookmarks from manage bookmarks should open in existing browser window
robertsc@accn,org, please limit reports to one issue. I know these are similar but could get assigned to different components (the first XPApps and the second Bookmarks) I believe that the first is already reported as bug 22342 and the second I can't find so I'm updating this bug Summary to reflect the Bookmarks issue.
If you want to open a bookmark from Manage Bookmarks in an existing window, the question is: which one? Manage Bookmarks is not associated with a particular window. Gerv
email@example.com - could you look at this bug and provide an answer to the question posed, please? :-) Gerv
If you only have 1 browser window open it should be simple to find that window, and open the bookmark by using that browser window. I.e. double click on a bookmark and that browser window would go to the URL. Second, if there are more than 1 browser windows open and you double click on a bookmark, just search for a browser window, and the first one found opens the bookmark URL. Sorry about the multiple issue thing. I am not familiar enough with the components to determine which bug would go with which component. So I make my best guess.
But what happens if you've got something important in the window it "chooses"? You'll get annoyed. Anyway, I'm converting this into an RFE (request for enhancement) and confirming it, but don't be surprised if firstname.lastname@example.org declines to implement it. :-) Gerv
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
If I have something important in one window, I would open another window, then double click on the bookmark, and Mozilla would use the newest window for my bookmark. This is how Netscape currently works.
we could open the bookmark into a named window, that way you don't lose current content, but subsequent opens would go into the same window. Kind-of a "bookmarks dumping ground" in window realestate terms.
Summary: opening bookmarks from manage bookmarks should open in existing browser window → [RFE] opening bookmarks from manage bookmarks should open in existing browser window
Target Milestone: --- → M20
Reassigning 79 Bookmarks bugs to Ben. I was told this was going to be done shortly about two months ago, but it clearly hasn't been. I think that's long enough for all these bugs to remain assigned to nobody. Feel free to filter all this spam into the trashcan by looking for this string in the message body: ducksgoquack
Assignee: slamm → ben
Netscape Nav triage team: this is not a Netscape beta stopper.
Marking nsbeta1- bugs as future to get off the radar.
Target Milestone: --- → Future
I personaly desagree with the bug, because I don't find it natural. I guess I am afraid of having some important pages redirected. The argument 'this is how netscape currently behaves' is not a good one to me as I think we should also look for ways of improving things with Mozilla. Nevertheless, if this gets implemented, I would like to see a 'Open in New Window' option so I have a choice over where to display the bookmark.
18 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Paul Chen is now taking Bookmarks bugs. For your convenience, you can filter email notifications caused by this by searching for 'ilikegoats'.
Assignee: ben → pchen
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
mass reassign of pchen bookmark bugs to ben
Assignee: pchen → ben
using win32 full installer build 2002012403. um, despite the apparent disagreement with the reporter's idea, it would appear that the reporter's intent has been met. opening a bookmark through manage bookmarks opens the page in the same browser window and/or tab, when only one browser window is open. in multiple window situations, manage bookmarks opens bookmarks in the browser window that spawned the manage bookmarks window. suggest resolving as either fixed or worksforme, most likely the latter.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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