My primary desktop is mate/compiz on Fedora 36. I typically have 6 Workspaces available, 4 dedicated to specific apps (eg. Firefox runs in WS#2, several terminal session… (read more)
My primary desktop is mate/compiz on Fedora 36. I typically have 6 Workspaces available, 4 dedicated to specific apps (eg. Firefox runs in WS#2, several terminal sessions in WS#1).
In a terminal window, when I right-click a web URL I get an action menu including an entry "Open Link". Recently the behavior resulting when I select that menu item has changed.
Prior, Desired Behavior: My current workspace switches to that containing Firefox, Firefox receives focus and
the URL is opened in a new tab.
New, Undesired Behavior: Firefox is moved from its workspace to my current workspace and the URL is opened in a new tab. I must return Firefox to its "assigned" workspace.
Experimenting suggests the behavior change is due to something in the profile used by Firefox though I'm unable to identify it.
Other browsers (brave, chrome, firefox from mozilla.org rather than from the fedora package repo) do not exhibit the new behavior. Firefox on other systems (some Fedora/mate/compiz, others varying) do not exhibit the new behavior.
Firefox (from Fedora repos) with all addons (only 7) disabled continues to exhibit the new behavior.
A new Firefox update today (to 109.0) continues to exhibit the new, undesired behavior.
As noted above, Firefox from mozilla.org, does not exhibit the new, undesired behavior. But that is with a new profile. If it is started with the profile of the Fedora Firefox, it DOES exhibit the undesired behavior.
Can someone suggest a setting or profile change to restore the old, desired behavior?