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Bug 48190 - Consider not reusing the browser window when opening a URL in ext. browser
Summary: Consider not reusing the browser window when opening a URL in ext. browser
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Extbrowser (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jan Stola
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-08-30 18:08 UTC by Petr Jiricka
Modified: 2015-01-28 13:48 UTC (History)
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Description Petr Jiricka 2004-08-30 18:08:35 UTC
Currently, the external browser integration module
always attempts to reuse an already opened browser

There is feedback from users indicating that this
is not always desirable, e.g.:

- When testing web applications, I want to open a
new window so that the session is cleared

- Reusing the same window will override the
document previously opened in this window, which
is not desirable.

This could potentially be configurable, when e.g.
for Mozilla, we could have options 1/ reuse
window,  2/ open new window, 3/ open new tab.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2004-08-30 20:45:56 UTC
This is already configurable, e.g. set your Mozilla command to

mozilla -remote "openURL({URL},new-tab)"

Under GNOME, you can also run

gnome-moz-remote --newwin {URL}

but there seems to be no option to create a new tab.

gnome-open also opens URLs, but does not seem to have any useful options.
Comment 2 pgodeau 2004-12-23 09:22:51 UTC
Option -remote does not work in Windows.
But the problem is more serious because NB (4.0RC2) apparently
_ignores_ the browser settings. I changed the path and arguments of
Mozilla in Options window, but they're completely ignored.