Open Bug 687124 Opened 9 years ago Updated 7 years ago

Closing all browser windows prevents Chatzilla from opening links

Categories

(Other Applications :: ChatZilla, defect, major)

defect
Not set
major

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: wes, Assigned: rginda)

References

Details

(Keywords: regression)

In older versions of Firefox/Chatzilla, you could close all browser windows, leaving Chatzilla open, but when you clicked on an http:// link in ChatZilla, it would pop up a new browser window and go to the link.

Now if you close all browser windows but leave Chatzilla running, you're pretty much hosed -- you can't open any links by clicking on them, and there is no other mechanism to open a browser window, so you have to shut down ChatZilla, and then re-launch Firefox so that you can surf the web again.

This is a major UX failure!

I suspect is brought on by the change where instead of opening a new window you guys just shoot clicked-on links into a tab.
This is a regression from bug 656105.
Keywords: regression
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Blocks: 656105
(In reply to Wesley W. Garland from comment #0)
[...]
> Now if you close all browser windows but leave Chatzilla running, you're
> pretty much hosed -- you can't open any links by clicking on them, and there
> is no other mechanism to open a browser window, so you have to shut down
> ChatZilla, and then re-launch Firefox so that you can surf the web again.
[...]
Well, at least on SeaMonkey there is a "Window" menu in Chatzilla, with menuitems "Browser", "Mail & Newsgroups", "Composer", "Address Book" and even "IRC Chat" (the latter does nothing since we're already in cZ).

If you start Firefox while ChatZilla-in-Firefox is still running, by typing

   firefox -url http://some.site.com/somepage.html

at the (bash, cmd.exe or Terminal.app) command-line, with http:// and what follows being optained by copy-paste, does it reopen a browser window in the same instance of Firefox which is already running ChatZilla? I would expect it to.
Oh, and what about right-clicking the link, then "Open Link in New Window" ?
Is this still an issue in ChatZilla 0.9.88.2?
(In reply to James Ross from comment #4)
> Is this still an issue in ChatZilla 0.9.88.2?

I think this was an issue with a particular version of Firefox, either way I haven't seen this problem for several months now.
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