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Matir 03-02-2005 08:20 PM

Firefox: Listens to... KDE? Gnome?
Firefox is giving me serious headaches on my linux box. Please, don't suggest to use another browser, I want to use firefox. :)

Anyway: I have ALL my preferences set to open links in a new TAB, not window. Clicking on a link (from another program) opens it in a new window.

Under KDE, the window, if another firefox window was open, does NOT get focus, but just blinks in the taskbar.

I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my Gentoo system... and it seems like KDE is picking up "default browser" settings from the Gnome configuration. If I change the default browser in the Gnome config, KDE uses that. If I try to use kconfig to change it back, it doesn't listen.

What is going on? :)

My GOAL is to get Firefox set as the default browser under both, to open new links in tabs, and to gain focus on opening a link.

All thoughts welcome.

Edit: oh yeah. clicking links in Firefox works as expected: new tab.

shengchieh 03-02-2005 08:41 PM

The default browser was probably setup-ed by the distribution.
Go to the control center. Wiggle around and find "files
association". Change what is brought up for *.html. As least
this should work for KDE. I don't know about GNOME, but if
there is a control center for GNOME, try the same approach.


Matir 03-02-2005 09:21 PM

Well, I've got it opening firefox. But how do I get it to do just the one window, with tabs? And what can I do to have firefox gain focus when clicking on a link (say, in evolution).

Matir 03-02-2005 10:05 PM

I'm proud to report I've fixed the tab issue: a small tweak was needed in the mozilla-bin script provided with gentoo. But I still can't get firefox to take focus upon clicking a link.

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