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Is there a way other than window.open to control the position of a new window?
I start a new browser programmactically by issuing a "firefox -new-window -url ....."
The first time, with no browser running, when I do this the new window appears in the location where I last positioned a browser window. Note that all use of the browsers is in non-fullscreen.
If I issue the command again (to open a second window), the window appears in a completely different position and in all subsequent browser start commands the window appears in this new position.
Is there a way of forcing all new windows to appear in the same location when they start? (command-line parms, preferences, ?).
I have done the repositioning using windows functions (SetWindowPos, etc) but that "flashes" window as it initially appears and then reappears after re-positioning.
My application doesn't allow me to use tabs so I require individual browser windows.
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Modified by cor-el
I tried your suggestion and it worked great for URLs in the form "www.google.com".
Firefox starts and is resized and positioned correctly but the file:// url is not processed.
The HTML file exists and the file:// url works if entered directly into the browser. However, the command doesn't work if entered at the command line prompt.
When I try the above, I get the following:
Security Error: Content at about:blank may not load or link to file:///c:/Program%20files%20(x86)/RideRunner/Plugins/MultiBrowser/HTML/simple_maps.html.
I have no idea what to look at or where to look.
Any and all help appreciated.
I have been doing some further experimentation and have discovered a more basic error.
If I use "window.location='file://...',
I get the error "Access to 'file://...' from script denied".
It would appear that there is some security/privilege setting that is wrong.
I did some web searching and only came up with a generic description of the issue and what to do but it was quite old.
I am running this on both Vista and XP SP3.
Any help appreciated.
I don't know about command line arguments, but try
with 5 forward slashes.
I think that the only way to make that work is accessing the pages via http://localhost and not use the file:// protocol.