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When I click on a link from an external app (email), Firefox 3 Beta opens a new window with the home page, rather than opening the link in a new tab.




10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Andrew Rice, Unassigned)



3.6 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121120 Firefox/3.0b2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121120 Firefox/3.0b2

This behaviour happens from Notes 8, Mailwasher and Thunderbird.
It used to work Ok, so I don't know what has happened.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Receive an email with a link in it.
2.Click the link.
3.Sit back and watch whilst Firefox opens a new window as if it was starting up.

Expected Results:  
URL opens in a new tab

You can select the link, Copy it and then paste in a new tab.


10 years ago
Keywords: ue

Comment 1

10 years ago
Look at this setting in about:config, and check if it is set to 3 (I think you want it on 3).


Comment 2

8 years ago
I have been having the exact same problem since upgrading to most recent version of Firefox on my Mac.  External links (in emails) will not successfully navigate to the page, - only the home page comes up at launch.  

If FF is already running, then an external link (from emails) will open a new window to the URL successfully, but not from a "launch-and-go" situation.

Comment 3

8 years ago
I'm confirming the lionsong's issue. I'm experiencing the same since version 3.6 on Mac.

Comment 4

8 years ago
Yes... to clarify: the problem on Mac began as of the v3.6 update here as well.
Does this happen in a fresh profile?
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 6

7 years ago
This same thing still happened in FF 4 and now I'm using FF 5beta and is still happening. Yes, it does happen with a fresh profile too.

Comment 7

7 years ago
Reporter -> Are you still experiencing this issue with the latest version of Firefox 5? Does the issue occur with the latest nightly? http://nightly.mozilla.org/

If so, please attach a txt file containing the contents from about:support

Comment 8

7 years ago
Closing bug as Incomplete - if you are still experiencing this issue or have more information to provide feel free to post back here and we can re-open the bug. You can also get assistance by visiting the Firefox help site -> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Ask+a+question
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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