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Bug 1197472 - firefox under xfce ignores url from external app via exo
Summary: firefox under xfce ignores url from external app via exo
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1197313
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: exo
Version: 21
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-03-01 14:22 UTC by Jeremy Harris
Modified: 2015-03-01 16:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-03-01 16:22:01 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jeremy Harris 2015-03-01 14:22:51 UTC
Description of problem:
  URL-open from xchat fails to open in Firefox 36.0 because Firefox removed the
"-remote" option, apparently making that the default behaviour.  Unfortunately
they destroyed back-compatability by not just ignoring it; you now get a new
Firefox window with your configured start page.
  This will presumably trip any application using the exo helper route.
Workaround is to configure a custom browser in Preferred Applications, with
an exec-string "firefox %s"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox
2. In xchat, ctrl-click a URL

Actual results:
  New firefox window, with configured start content (if any)

Expected results:
  Requested URL opened in new tab in existing firefox window

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Harris 2015-03-01 14:34:27 UTC
Does not appear to affect operation under Gnome

Comment 2 Kevin Fenzi 2015-03-01 16:22:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1197313 ***

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