[clug] making firefox run where you want it

Michael James clug3 at james.st
Thu Dec 9 00:08:17 MST 2010

I don't grok KDE, and now it's biting me in the bum.

If I don't have any instances of firefox on my desktop
 then invoking firefox on the command line starts one.
If perchance I do this on an X enabled SSH connection,
 then it starts on that host and displays on my desktop.

That's all well, good and sometimes very useful.

It means I can SSH into a dual homed cluster master node,
 and see web servers local to the cluster's private network.

BUT, if I have an instance of firefox already, local or remote,
 any attempt to start another, anywhere,
 will be referred to the existing instance.

And more important, is there anything I can do to stop it?


Well theme my emoticons "Disgusted".
     WHAT has Linux come to?

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