Need DDE support, when firefox is launched with "-no-remote" option

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
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RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: thirumalaivelu, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/13.0.782.99 Safari/535.1

Steps to reproduce:

1) Launch multiple Firefox executables with a different profiles with "-no-remote"
     Firefox -p <profile Name> -no-remote
     Firefox -p <profile Name2> -no-remote
2) Now I'm trying to open a new tab in the any of the instances.
    - using DDE
    - firefox -P test "openurl(http://example.com, new-tab)"


Actual results:

I get the Following error:
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Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.
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Expected results:

Firefox needs to support DDE or other launch mechanisms, to enable to open URLs as new tab when multiple instances are running simultaneously.

Other browsers like IE, Chrome does support this feature.
Launch the first instance without -no-remote then Windows will use that instance for links from other applications and you should be able to openurl for that instance. There is not any platform where opening urls into an -no-remote instance is supported. Furthermore there are plans to disable DDE when switching to VC2010 is complete Bug 491947 Bug 513742.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Hi Kevin,

The issue here is that: I would like to have multiple instances (using different profiles "-no-remote" option) concurrently, and be be able to do a ShellLaunch or DDE and select the instance where the second tab/url should get launched.

For example, the following works in Chrome:
Chrome.exe --user-data-dir=<dir> "URL"
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