New FireFox tabs/windows on wrong workspace?

John R Cichy john at
Fri Jan 5 23:06:32 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 17:47 -0500, David Abrahams wrote:
> It's driving me crazy.  I use 3 or 4 gnome workspaces at a time, but
> when I click a link in an email or even just select Tools>Downloads
> from within FireFox, the new Tab or existing Download window usually
> shows up in some other workspace.  Then I need to go cycling through
> workspaces looking for the right information.  I've googled quite a
> bit for answers or even complaints about this, but it doesn't seem to
> be an issue for anyone else.  Or maybe I'm just looking for the wrong
> thing.  Is there some easy fix I'm missing?  I just want the new tab
> in the visible workspace, and if there's no window, create one for me.
> Thanks in advance,
If you change your preferences to open a new window, rather then a new
tab, it should open on the proper workspace, at least it did here just


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