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Old 06-07-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Mozilla and Firefox Question ??

Both of the browsers Are working great except on thing. When if a use a another program such as Gaim that opens another instance of the browser it comes up with a profile manager. This only happens if there all ready a browser window open I cannot figure out how to bypass this profile manager Please help thank you in advanced
Old 06-07-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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i try my best.
That things happen only if you open new mozilla when there is any mozilla window opened. The only solution (i think) is using new tab and or new window in menu file not by opening new mozilla.
i'm sorry for my bad english. Hope this help...
Old 06-08-2004, 03:49 AM   #3
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I only get that problem if I had Mozilla open and then try opening Firefox (my default browser). So, I just never never use Mozilla.
Old 06-08-2004, 03:54 AM   #4
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try using a script that looks something like this to launch it:


export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/opt/firefox

# get URL to load
url=$1; [ -z $url ] && url=about:blank

# try xremote first
$MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/mozilla-xremote-client openURL\($url\) && exit 0

# if xremote failed, then launch the browser
exec $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/firefox $url
change "/opt/firefox" to where your mozilla/firefox is installed, and "firefox" in the last line to "mozilla" if its mozilla.

Last edited by Demonbane; 06-08-2004 at 03:55 AM.
Old 06-21-2004, 07:29 PM   #5
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Demonbane, this script works (afaik, Firefox is almost always already open, so I don't know whether it opens FF properly if it isn't already)... but it opens the url over whatever tab was focused at the time I clicked on the link in Thunderbird. This is irritating, especially since I use Session Saver and miniT to preserve and organize my tabs.

How can I edit this script (which is the only one that seems to work from my searching), so that the URL opens in a new tab in the current session? I know that "new-tab" has to go somewhere, but I'm not sure where.

Thanks for any help you (or any other Firefox scripting guru) can provide.


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