Firefox annoying after update

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Jul 15 17:03:32 UTC 2006

On 15/07/06, vayu <vayu at> wrote:
> > Since running apt-get update, I get some annoying behaviour with
> > firefox. Previously, I could click a URL in Kmail and the page would
> > open silently in an open firefox window in the backround. I could
> > continue reading my mail uninterupted.
> >
> > Now, when I click on a URL in Kmail, the window focus switches to
> > firefox and I must CTRL-TAB back to Kmail. Very annoying when reading
> > reports in email whereby I must open a dozen URLs in the background.
> I guess annoying is a matter of perspective.  It is standard behavior
> for the newly opened window to gain focus.  In fact to the best of my
> knowledge not doing so is a bug (that has apparently been fixed for
> your system).

The firefox window in not newly opened- it was open in the background
and clicking a link in Kmail opens a new tab in it. That is
configurable in Options -> Advanced.

> > Also, the the firefox interface switched to English. I see the the
> > Hebrew and English localization extensions have disappeared. I'm
> > looking for them now on the Extensions website, but I though it good
> > to report the problem here.

Also, I cannot find the language pack extension. I reinstralled the
firefox l18n package from apt-get, but no improvment.

Dotan Cohen

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