I have a problem with my newly installed Firefox browser 0.9.3 on Fedora 2.
Everything went smooth and I even installed Flash but now my question is that when I have one session of Firefox open , I can minimize that browser page and open up an email that has a new URL in it - I select the URL & expect to see a new Firefox browser page open with the requested URL opening.
What I get instead is a window from Firefox that asks me what profile I want to select - all I see is a default profile and I am unable to select that to open a 2nd page of firefox. I don't know if Firefox is getting confused that now the email application is calling for it or what?
I can just again click the Firefox shortcut on my desktop as many times as I want to open multiple sessions of pages like IE but only when I use the email link from my email do I get this.
I made sure that in GNOME my prefered application browser is Firefox.
Can someone help me fix this issue - is it a known bug with Linux? I can't find anything so I came here for some help :D
This script should remedy the problem:
Change "~/firefox" to the location where you installed it and do "chmod a+x script_name" to make it executable. I use this script in every place firefox is necessary (so I guess you should put path to it in place of plain firefox in Gnome config). Optionally, change new-tab to new-window so that new windows appear instead of new tabs. Hope this helps, best regards.
# get URL to load
url=$1; [ -z $url ] && url=about:blank
# try xremote first
~/firefox/mozilla-xremote-client openURL\($url,new-tab\) && exit 0
# if xremote failed, then launch the browser
exec /usr/bin/artsdsp ~/firefox/firefox $url