Firefox enhancement

Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Aug 24 17:52:09 PDT 2005

Hi all,

If you have instances where you click on a URL link, or from the
command line issue a URL parameter to Firefox and it opens a new
browser window, when you'd rather it open a new tab in an existing
browser window, issue the following command as the root user to update
the installed firefox script in /usr/bin:

sed -i 's|openURL(\${_optLast}|&, new-tab|' /usr/bin/firefox

This suggestion (optional) and a fix for the profile locking problem
is being put into the book shortly.

Thanks to Kevin Somervill for suggesting these fixes, and to Dan
Nicholson for reminding me about Kevin's suggestions.


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