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Old 02-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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icedove - iceweasel weirdness after upgrade to Lenny.


I don't have this issue on the box I have been running as Lenny for the last year, only on the one I did an upgrade from Etch to Lenny over this weekend.

I normally run icedove on workspace 1 and iceweasel on workspace 4. no particular reason for this I just do..

If I get an email in icedove that contains a web link I click on it and it opens in a new tab in iceweasel. After the upgrade to Lenny when I do this, now Iceweasel MOVES to workspace 1 and opens a new tab for the link. I do not want my browser to change workspaces on it's own.

Any idea what causes this to happen and how I can get it to stop ?

Thanks for your consideration.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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I guess you haven't tried to set Iceweasel to open new pages in a new window,not in a new tab.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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well that just opens a new window in my current workspace.. doesn't really resolve the issue. I want iceweasel to stay in the other workspace like it used to..

For instance I have all the LQ subscribed posts filtered into a folder in Icedove, then I go through the emails and click the links for the posts I want to look at opening 10-20 browser tabs then switch to the other workspace and skim the thread s to respond or get educated.. It's kinda annoying every time you click a link and the browser pops up over top of icedove..then I have to change focus or minimize the browser to click the link in the next email.

This is going to turn out to be some simple setting, I just know it is..
 
Old 02-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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I remember that some kind of a bug in Iceweasel have been reported for this "workspace issue" and it have been resolved by simply changing "a new tab" with "a new window" in Preferences menu but I'm not sure where and when and that's way I've suggested that you try that.

EDIT:I've just searched a little and I believe that this will help you to fix your problem.

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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WOOHOO found a workaround to the madness..

I started searching for this issue and ran across this bug report..
https://bugs.launchpad.net/firefox/+bug/175904

One of the replies to the bug listed a 'firefox feature' that can prevent this from happening.

Quote:
Simos Xenitellis wrote on 2008-02-27: (permalink)

It appears to be a Firefox feature.

Can you try to
1. bring up about:config
2. set browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to True
I made this change and now iceweasel appears to be firmly planted in the workspace I put it in.

It looks like the root cause is actually a gnome metacity bug..
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=482354

Either way I'm happy at this point..



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Originally Posted by alan ri
EDIT:I've just searched a little and I believe that this will help you to fix your problem.
I just looked at the thread you linked to and the same workaround is in there.. I must have missed it somehow.. Man I could have had this fixed a couple days ago.. :/

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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There is one problem with that. The window is no more focused, that's good. But the tab is not focused either. Is there an option to a) make the newly opened tab be focused but b) not make the window focused?

thanks, ianra
 
Old 06-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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The way it's working now is my preference.. since I tend to open 10-20 tabs at a time occasionally by right clicking links..

But I can understand your perference as well..

the following may be useful for you..
Quote:

browser. tabs. loadBookmarksInBackground
Boolean True:
When you open a bookmark in a new tab then that tab will load in the background without taking focus from the current tab.

False (default):
When you open a bookmark in a new tab then that tab will become the current tab.
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/tabs_config.htm
 
  


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