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Morten242
Making moves
Status: New idea

When I click a link in a program which causes FF to open it should open on the "Desktop"/Workspace/whatever you wanna call it (on Windows it's called Desktop) which is currently active. Even if this means opening a new instance of Firefox. It should not open in the most recently active window, because it might be on another desktop and that's extremely rarely what I want.

Thanks, trying Firefox again for the first time in a while but this irks me.

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Jon
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UliBär
Making moves

I think, the thread opener means the "virtual desktops" environment and yes, the disability to open Firefox in the same virtual desktop where the click happens and instead open a new tab in the last used Firefox instance in another virtual desktop is - at least - annoying. Since other browsers (edge, iron, chrome) are able to manage this correctly, Firefox should also be able to respect the virtual desktop environments.

I can only make statements for this on Windows, but i think, it is the same problem on Linux and other virtual desktop environments?

I would also suggest to change the thread title to "Open links on the current *virtual* desktop".