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How to make desktop link for firefox open in new window?





vw_bugg
I have links to some important pages for my website on my desktop so they are quickly and easily accessible. If i already have a firefox window open then the link on the desktop will open on a new tab in the current window.

Is there a way to make it open in a new window instead? Or be able to have the option when i select it?

Maybe even to be able to click on a tab and switch it to a new window would be good but i cant seem to find any extensions to do this.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

EDIT: I changed my search terms and found an extension to at least switch a current tab to a new window.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2062

But that still leaves my initial problem.
oleszka
may be you should go to Tools=>Options=>Tabs=> New pages should be opened in: a new window (mark it)
vw_bugg
oh didnt see that there.

Do you know if there is a way to just open the desktop link in a new window but still have links on pages open in anew tab?
BlueVD
there is Wink
The neat trick... is to make a shortcut to firefox... and at the run command change it...
let's say the initial run command is "C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" (note that the quotes ARE included!)
Now, all you have to do is change it to:
<"C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" http://mylink.com>
(Include anything between the <>; what I mean is use the quotes on the run command and after it specify the URL/LINK)
Give it a try.
vw_bugg
BlueVD wrote:
there is Wink
The neat trick... is to make a shortcut to firefox... and at the run command change it...
let's say the initial run command is "C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" (note that the quotes ARE included!)
Now, all you have to do is change it to:
<"C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" http://mylink.com>
(Include anything between the <>; what I mean is use the quotes on the run command and after it specify the URL/LINK)
Give it a try.


Didn't work at first. It seems really picky with the addresses. I so far have only got it to take "http://www.yahoo.com" but no other variations on that.

When ot did accept the url it wouldnt open in a new window only into a tab in the current window.

Is there no way to do what i want?
FFuser
I don't mean to bring up a very old post, just I had this same issue and this post was at the top of the google search results, but I came across

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments

and if you put in the shortcut -new-window like so

"C:\Program Files\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe"-new-window http://mylink.com

then it forces FF to open it in a new window.
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