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Old 06-05-2004, 08:00 AM   #1
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launching firefox from a url/email link problems

every time i try to load a link (from an email or url shortcut on the desktop) if there is already a firefox window open it ask me create a new profile

is there anyway to get the link to open in the alreay open profile (ideally in a new tab)

in fedora core 2:

im using
/opt/firefox/firefox %u
to load firefox from the gnome panel


im using
/opt/firefox/firefox %s
in the preffered applications utility

what is the significance of %s and %u bits?

Thanks in advance

Old 06-05-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hi Nandish,

I cannot answer explicitly to your 2 questions (%u and %s), but maybe this can help.

I had this problem for a long time in RH9, using Firebird, mainly from tar.gz.
I tried many solutions using different parameter and remote one ... but none of them worked really good.

Since I installed firefox from Dag repositories, (the rpm file), launching firefox from Evolution mail just open a new tab (or open Firefox if there is no instance). At the beginning, I was thinking nothing happened, because Firefox did not get the focus, but when I checked my Firefox window, every click were opened in a new tab ;-) .

The rpm name is : firefox-0.8-1.rh90.dag.i386.rpm (I am using RH9)

The firefox launcher just lanched "firefox", meaning /usr/bin/firefox.
This is a shell script, so I think this is the one to have ;-)

I hope it helps .



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