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Bug 1350077 - [wayland-copr build] [X11] unable to open URLs in an existing firefox instance
Summary: [wayland-copr build] [X11] unable to open URLs in an existing firefox instance
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ffwayland
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-06-25 08:33 UTC by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2017-07-29 07:25 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-07-29 07:25:35 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Christian Stadelmann 2016-06-25 08:33:33 UTC
Description of problem:
firefox builds from wayland-copr behave differently than "normal" firefox builds when opening URLs.

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

How reproducible:
always. With x11 or wayland backend

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open firefox (no matter whether you are running it with x11 or wayland backend)
2. from any other application, click a URL
3. watch firefox

Actual results:
firefox always opens a new instance, even though firefox is already running

Expected results:
By default, firefox should open URL in previously running instance. This works fine with "normal" firefox build from fedora/updates/updates-testing repos.

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2017-07-25 21:17:38 UTC
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Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2017-07-29 07:25:35 UTC
Should be fixed now, Firefox on Wayland uses D-Bus to connect to another FF wayland instance.

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