You mean the script that opens a new Mozilla window instead of the Profile Manager? The one that first checks whether Mozilla is running and if it is, uses the openURL remote command?
Look what I found in the launch script firefox
, in package firefox-0.9.3-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz
# The following is to check for a currently running instance.
# This is taken almost verbatim from the Mozilla RPM package's launch script.
$MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM -a firefox 'ping()' 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
if [ $RETURN_VAL -eq 0 ]; then
if [ $ALREADY_RUNNING -eq 1 ] && [ -z "$1" ]; then
exec $MOZ_CLIENT_PROGRAM -a firefox "xfeDoCommand(openBrowser)" 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
# End of section that checks for currently running instance. - jtg
This is as official as it gets. It's nice to see that it's finally been implemented in Firefox. Saves many people from headaches. They use mozilla-xremote-client to open the new window.