New FireFox tabs/windows on wrong workspace?

David Abrahams dave at
Fri Jan 5 23:52:50 UTC 2007

John R Cichy <john at> writes:

> 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
> now.

Well, duh.  I wonder how I missed that one.  I guess I thought "new
pages" was referring to pages that were newly-opened from the browser.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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