Using spaces in OS X, new windows are always created on the original virtual desktop.

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6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: traterjr, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0
Build ID: 20110922153450

Steps to reproduce:

When using 'spaces' in Macintosh OS X:

-Launch the Firefox web browser
-Switch to another virtual desktop/space
-Right click the Firefox icon in the Dock and select 'New window'


Actual results:

The new Firefox window is opened in the same virtual desktop/space as the existing Firefox window.


Expected results:

The new Firefox window should be opened in the same virtual desktop/space that you are currently working in.

Comment 1

6 years ago
How do you create a virtual desktop or a space on mac?
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Vlad [QA] from comment #1)
> How do you create a virtual desktop or a space on mac?

The procedure will vary depending on the OS version. For (Snow) Leopard:

-Launch System Preferences
-Expose and Spaces
-Spaces tab
-Enable spaces (set a hot key to switch between them)

Comment 3

6 years ago
Reproducible for me on Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:11.0a1) Gecko/20111204 Firefox/11.0a1

I have followed the steps from the description and indeed, a new window is opened in the same space as Firefox.
I've tried to reproduce this with Google Chrome and a new window is opened in a new space.

Setting resolution to NEW.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I can't seem to reproduce on Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0.

Possibly resolved in OS X 10.7 Lion, or between 11.0a1 and 11.0?

Comment 5

6 years ago
Dan, are you sure?

It's still reproducible on Lion here.
I think I'm sure. Here's what I'm doing:

I'm on OS X 10.7.3. I have 5 virtual desktops. I'm on desktop 3.
I launch Firefox via spotlight (ctrl-space, 'firef', return)
Firefox opens and restores my session (2 pinned tabs, 1 normal tab, 1 window)
I use two-finger scrolling to briefly look around at the opened page.
I switch to Desktop 5 by using a three-finger swipe-up, then clicking on "Desktop 5"
I mouse to the bottom of the screen to reveal my auto-hidden dock
I right click on Firefox
I left click on "New Window"
A new window opens on Desktop 5, which is the correct location.

Comment 7

6 years ago
That is strange.

Here, it still switches to the desktop with the existing firefox window before opening a new window.

Comment 8

6 years ago
This should probably be merged with #574229.
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