Re: three open issues for gnome

On Sun, 2002-04-28 at 14:48, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com> writes:
> > If you start an X application on a remote host, that's where it runs,
> > and it displays on your X session.  The modern browers (Mozilla, Galeon)
> > both will open a new window in the current process if run again (I
> > believe this works over SSH).  If you need a whole new process launched,
> > and have it run on the local host, then I don't think there is much you
> > can do.
> Perhaps I wasn't clear.  I'm on my laptop, aquinas.  I have a
> full-blown gnome session on aquinas, including a galeon process.  I
> ssh -X to another machine, becket.  On becket I run some application.
> That application pops up on aquinas just fine, and follows all the
> right rules.  Everything Just Works.
> But the application has an active link of some kind, and I click on
> it, and now it starts up a whole web browser running on becket
> (displaying on aquinas of course).  This is pessimal.

Hmm, if you're using Galeon, it should work they way you want it to
(opening the link in the Galeon process on aquinas).  I *know* it works
that way on Mozilla (which actually annoys me in cases), and I thought
it did on Galeon.  If not, perhaps you should file a bug report on

> What I want is for it to send the message to the existing web browser
> on aquinas, and request that browser to start up.
> Thomas
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