Feature Requests item #730329, was opened at 2003-04-30 14:10
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Submitted By: chris (thelusiv)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: opera open new page option

Initial Comment:
this is a bit more like a feature request than a bug. please bear with 

well i don't know if i should say it doesn't work correctly. as many 
people know, one of opera's strong points is it's mdi feature. well, if 
you set your browser in gaim to opera and are using opera 6.12 (the 
latest stable version in which you pick sdi or mdi when you start 
opera) and you check "open in new window" it opens it in a new 
window if you're sdi, or in a new page if you're using opera mdi. i 
believe gaim does this by executing the command "opera -newwindow 
%s". that's fine.

however, in the new version of opera for linux (currently 7.1 beta 1) 
they have changed things slightly. now you can open a new opera 
window at any time, not just when you start opera. you can have 7 
pages open in one window, 3 in another, etc. the problem arises in 
that gaim still executes "opera -newwindow %s" and this causes it to 
always open a new window, where 95% of users are going to want a 
new page, not a new window. the solution of course is to set it to 
"manual" instead of opera, and use the command "opera -newpage %

i know this might seem sorta trivial, since this only affects the beta 
right now (and since it is very easy to use the manual command to 
override it). however, mozilla also supports tabbed browsing now, i 
think it might be worth adding a "open in new tab" feature in the 
browser options. opera 6.x also supports the -newpage option so it 
would be backwards compatible. any chance of that happening?


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-17 15:42

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: chris (thelusiv)
Date: 2003-07-13 22:13

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opera has 2 modes. it used to be mdi (tabbed), and then to suit ie
they made an sdi (separate window) mode. you could choose between the 
two. in opera 7, they made it so you can do both, have multiple windows
multiple tabs in each window. if opera is already running, and you invoke
from gaim as "opera -newpage %s" it opens a new tab. if you
invoke it as 
"opera -newwindow %s" it opens a new window (which, if you're
like me and 
don't use that mode, is very annoying).


Comment By: Mark Doliner (thekingant)
Date: 2003-07-13 21:43

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I  haven't used opera--are new pages the same thing as new
tabs in mozilla and galeon?


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