Is it possible to never open a new window when clicking the exe (or shortcut to exe)?
I use a macro on my keyboard for opening Firefox. It now simply opens the exe file. It annoys me though, that when I click the macro while Firefox is already open, it will open a new window. My preferred result would be: When Firefox is not open, open the exe file. When Firefox is open in the background, switch to Firefox but don't open a new window or tab. I already looked into the browser.link.open_newwindow tweaks but that didn't result in the wanted effect (this only seems to change link windows)
Is this possible? Thanks!
There is a list, but there isn't a command-line parameter for focus or activate as far as I can tell:Read this answer in context 1
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
How did you set up your macro? For example, I'm guessing it executes something like this:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
Can the macro have command-line parameters like this:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -new-tab "about:newtab"
I realize you don't really want a new tab but it's the best I could do with built-in features.
The other thing you could try is to find a Windows script or utility program of some kind that checks whether a program is running and if it is, activates it, if it's not, starts it. Then customize that for Firefox, and then set your macro to run that script/program.
Yes that is better! Thank you. It's not perfect, I'd prefer without a new tab but still this is better. Question though, is there a list of these parameters somewhere? Like, is there a parameter for focus on this window?
There is a list, but there isn't a command-line parameter for focus or activate as far as I can tell:
Okay thank you! I guess the new tab way is already a lot better so I'll stick with that. Thanks!