Firefox moves to the same desktop as Thunderbird, when........

Andrew Rowland weibullguy at
Sat Mar 31 00:39:10 CEST 2007

 >Leslie Jensen wrote:
 > > > I've found a behaviour I would like to change in xfce!
 > > >
 > > > Firefox moves from the desktop I've placed it to the same desktop as
 > > > Thunderbird when I click a URL in a mail.
 > > >
 > > > I've tried it in KDE and Enlightenment, there the URL just opens 
 > > > moving the app.
 > > >
 > > > Is there a setting that controls this?
 > You're not alone, It's been asked several times. Please check this bug
 > report for a overview of the problem:
 > Although the code in SVN will probably be changed/improved before the
 > release.
 > Cheers,
 > Olivier.

I've had Xfce-4.4.0 installed since January 28 and have never had this 
problem.  I note the date since it precedes the backported patch which I 
wouldn't have on my system.

Clicking a link opens a new Firefox tab (Firefox is always running on my 
box) and I get a flashing icon in my icon box on the panel.  The 
flashing icon response occurs whether Firefox is on the current desktop 
or not.

Looks like the bug reporter is using a Gentoo.  I have a partition with 
Gentoo installed but rarely used anymore.  If it would be helpful, I 
could probably be convinced to install Xfce-4.4.0 to see whether I get 
the same behavior.


Andrew Rowland

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