Firefox 0.9 to open new tabs from mail links

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Danny Colyer, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    Frustratingly, I managed to lose all of my extensions and some of my
    settings when I upgraded to Firefox 0.9. There's one setting that took
    me a couple of weeks to work out when I first started using Firefox (if
    I hadn't worked it out I'd have stuck with Opera), and now I've lost it.

    When I click on a url in Thunderbird, and Firefox is already open, I
    want Firefox to open a new tab for the link I've just clicked. Instead
    it loads the new link in the current tab.

    I've installed the Tabbrowser extension. In the Advanced Use section of
    the Tabbrowser options I've ticked to always open in new tab any page
    load from other applications, which I would expect to do the job. But
    it doesn't.

    Any ideas what I'm missing?
    Danny Colyer, Jun 18, 2004
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  2. Danny Colyer

    maxo Guest

    Search the newsgroup first and you would've found the solution I posted
    yesterday. :D

    create a file called or you can call it, in your favourite text editor, add the
    following text:

    if $MOZILLA -a firefox -remote "ping()" 2>/dev/null
    echo "Mozilla already launch"
    exec $MOZILLA -a firefox -remote "openURL($1$location)"
    exec $MOZILLA "[email protected]"
    exit 1

    Change the "MOZILLA=" to point at your firefox executable. Save somewhere
    handy, I save mine as, so it's a hidden file in my /home
    directory. Then I point Gnome and KDE to this file as my "default"
    browser--i.e. I tell Gnome and other apps to use "/home/max/
    %s" as the default browser.

    This script is for 0.9 for anybody else reading, for 0.8 or earlier,
    remove all of the "-a firefox"'s

    maxo, Jun 18, 2004
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  3. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    Oh yes, I did find that. Thanks, but it looks very much like a Linux
    solution. What do I need to do to get it to work in W2K? (I should
    have specified that at the beginning, sorry).
    Danny Colyer, Jun 18, 2004
  4. Danny Colyer

    maxo Guest

    I should have realized that I was posting to a cross-platform newsgroup,
    my bad. I'd love to know how to do it in Windows as well. Please post
    back if you figure out the solution!
    maxo, Jun 19, 2004
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