User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008031317 Firefox/3.0b4 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b4) Gecko/2008031317 Firefox/3.0b4 Opening a new tab via a command like firefox -a firefox -remote "openurl(http://mozilla.org,new-tab)" transfers a firefox window from some virtual workspace to the current virtual workspace if there wasn't one on the current before. This behavior is differnt from firefox-2 (which just opened the tab without moving windows between virtual workspaces) and quite annoying. Please provide at least an option to disable it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start GNOME with two or more virtual workspace 2. Open Firefox on workspace 1 3. Go to workspace 2 4. Open a terminal and run: firefox -a firefox -remote "openurl(http://mozilla.org,new-tab)" Actual Results: The firefox window got moved from workspace 1 to workspace 2. Expected Results: Firefox window stays on workspace 1. Behavior observed on Ubuntu Hardy.
This behaviour does not happen with Firefox 2. I recently downloaded Firefox 3 beta 5 to try it out and, as great as everything else is, this is the most annoying change in behaviour. As an example, I keep my web browser maximised on virtual desktop #3 and my e-mail maximised on virtual desktop #4. With firefox 2 I would click on a link in an e-mail and it would open a new tab in the web browser. In due course I would go to desktop #3 and go through the newly opened tabs. With firefox 3 this means that the web browser jumps to desktop #4, in front of the e-mail I was reading and interrupts the flow. An option to disable this behaviour would be fantastic - at the moment I keep losing which desktop my browser window has jumped to now!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Version: unspecified → Trunk
This command doesn't seem to do something anymore, so closing as INVALID. Feel free to reopen if I'm mistaken and/or misunderstood the issue.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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