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Re: KDE and Mozilla 1.2

I know this is a bit late but I just found out about this feature of Mozilla 
in the recent Linux Magazine article.  Apparently Moz on *nix's can connect 
to currently running Mozilla processes.  From the Moz web site:
     When Netscape Navigator is invoked with the -remote argument, it does not 
open a window, but instead connects to and controls an already-existing 
process. The argument to the -remote switch is an Xt action to invoke, with 
optional arguments.
     Remote control is implemented using X properties, so the two processes 
need not be running on the same machine, and need not share a file system.
Example usage:
  mozilla -remote "openurl(http://www.mozilla.org)"
(quote from http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html)
Particularly interesting are "openURL (URL, new-window)" and "openURL (URL, 
     This may not solve your problem, but may provide a decent work around.  I 
added a new item with K Menu Editor and used the command 
/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla -remote "openurl(http://business.tamu.edu, 
new-window)" instead of /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla.  This will open a new 
window if Moz is already running.  Unfortunately, if Moz isn't running, you 
get a "No running window found." error (from the command line)  If you wanted 
to get fancy, you could write a shell script that check if Moz was running or 
not and make the correct call...

Matt Tesauro
Systems Analyst and Web Applications Developer
Office of the Dean
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
No sense in being pessimistic, 
   It wouldn't work anyway...

On Wednesday 04 December 2002 10:30 am, Anders E. Andersen wrote:
> Hi there.. Sorry if this seems a bit off topic but I'm having rather big
> difficulties with the new Mozilla1.2 from unstable.
> Most annoyingly when I click the panel buttons to start one of the
> components of mozilla and I already have one of the components open then
> mozilla refuses to open the new component saying the profile is in use.
> I am using KDE 3.0.4
> Is anyone else seeing this?
> Anders

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