Monday, February 16, 2009

Q&A: How to use the command line to create a new top-level Opera window

When I click the "quick launch" button (or whatever KDE calls them) to open a web browser, I like to have a new top-level window, not a tab of an existing browser window.

Opera, by default, creates a new tab in an existing window.  So, I hunted for a command line option to force it to create a new window.  Here are the command line options:

Sure enough, there's a -newwindow option to create a new window.  I try it, and what does it do?

It creates a new tab in an existing window.

Thanks, Opera.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Firefox working again

A reboot seems to have cleared up yesterday's firefox issue. Weird.

I guess I should probably quit out of firefox when a package update is being installed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Firefox broken by update to Kubuntu 8.04

I received an update for firefox today on my main office machine (running Kubuntu 8.04), and firefox is now completely broken.  All it does now is exit immediately with a 0 exit code.

I have temporarily switched to Opera, which seems quite nice.