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Conflicts between multiple open Browsers
Opera and Netscape
tedster




msg:1586441
 12:23 pm on Dec 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

For what it's worth, I've just stumbled over some strange behavior. I have Netscape 4.7 set as my default browser. In this session I had NN4.7 and Opera 5 both open, and I was clicking on some PDF links in a newsletter in my Netscape Messenger email client.

My first click on a PDF link opened in an Acrobat Reader window within the Netscape browser, as expected. But my second click on a PDF link opened its page within the Opera browser!

I spent some crazy minutes looking for the page, because it didn't get focus and remained behind the stack. This is the most blatant tangle I've seen with more than one browser open.

More commonly, one or more browser just starts acting buggy at some point in the session. I suspect (but can't prove) that this comes from having several different browsers open at once. For instance, all of a sudden links won't work in one window, or I can't minimize one or more windows.

This is first cross-browser conflict behavior I've actually been able to duplicate -- recreating the same conditions and getting the same result. Of course, who except crazy, obsessive web designers and marketers would open different browsers at the same time, anyway?

 

joshie76




msg:1586442
 1:08 pm on Dec 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've seen similar things with Opera. Once it opens it seems to hijack the default browser standing.

IE is my default browser (I bet that shocked you) but when I open Opera 6 it takes over until it's closed.

seriesint




msg:1586443
 4:09 pm on Dec 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Can confirm the same thing with Opera5 and IE6 as the default browser. Even >right click HTML file >Open in same window results in Opera taking over. Lovely behaviour, first time I ended up with 5 open copies in Opera :)

joshie76




msg:1586444
 4:17 pm on Dec 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Fortunately it doesn't seem to hijack a window.open or target=_blank.

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