Re: F9: evolution mail with URL

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On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 18:10 +0100, John Horne wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 12:23 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 17:28 +0100, John Horne wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 11:39 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 16:45 +0100, John Horne wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > > 
> > > > > I have noticed with F9, using Evolution mail client, that if a message
> > > > > contains a web URL and I click on it (the URL), Firefox is started up
> > > > > but remains 'minimised' in the taskbar. That is, it doesn't open up and
> > > > > show me the web page until I click on the Firefox icon in the taskbar.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Since I clicked on the URL in the mail message, I would have thought it
> > > > > somewhat obvious that I want to look at the web page :-) I could see no
> > > > > options in Evolution or Firefox about this.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Anyone else notice this, or have a fix for it?
> > > > 
> > > > Works for me, but check your FF Preferences. You can configure it to
> > > > open in a new window, a new tab, the current window, etc. etc.
> > > > 
> > > Interestingly if I shutdown all copies of FF, it then works correctly
> > > (click on a mail message URL, and the browser opens up at the page).
> > > However, if a browser is already open, then it doesn't work correctly.
> > > 
> > > Firefox settings are to open new pages in a new window; all other
> > > options are unchecked. The 'open a link in a new *tab*; switch to it
> > > immediately' option looked promising, but made no difference. Note I
> > > highlighted that it mentions 'tab' as opposed to a new window.
> > 
> > Hmmm, check your Desktop preferences (either the Gnome preferences or
> > 'gnome-control-center') in the Preferred Applications panel. Your
> > browser setting may have an explicit command-line option to Firefox.
> > 
> Ah, well, I'm using KDE. However, under the 'Default applications' in
> the system settings, there is a 'Web browser' option. However, setting
> it to firefox made no difference.

FF is a Gnome application, which is why I suggested using
gnome-control-center. You can do this safely from KDE.

> > Other than that, all I can suggest is to start FF in Safe mode ('firefox
> > -safe') and see if the problem persists. If so, it's a bug in one of
> > your add-ons.
> > 
> Starting firefox in safe mode initially, made no difference.
> 
> However, from my previous post, if I set FF to open new pages in a new
> *tab*, then it all works fine. I'm more inclined to think this is a
> firefox problem when using windows rather than tabs.

I also use KDE and open new pages in new windows, and it all works. This
is FF3beta5, KDE4, Fedora 9.

poc

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