If like me you’re using Firefox as your default browser, you may have run into a problem recently when using it with FeedDemon. Several FeedDemon users (and users of other tools that rely on Firefox) have reported that every time they try to use Firefox as an external browser, they get a message that Windows cannot find the URL.
Luckily, a FeedDemon customer posted the solution in the FeedDemon support forum:
- Open Explorer
- Select Tools and then Folder Options
- Select the File Types tab
- Select Extension: (NONE), File Type: HyperText Transfer Protocol
- Click Advanced toward the bottom of the window
- In the Edit File Type window, select open and click Edit
- Clear the DDE message box (which should contain “%1”)
- Click OK, Click OK
- Repeat for File Type: HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy
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Hmm this had mixed results actually. I had TBE installed and that used to open external links in new tabs. Removing that sorta stopped this but i remembered a tip I had seen previously and implemented that. The tip http://texturizer.net/firefox/tips.html#beh_reuse
It hacks your user.js file and requires TBE installed !
This was very timely- we were just researching a problem exactly like this that was affecting Onfolio users. The above also fixed our problem for users with Mozilla as their default browser.
I checked Bugzilla at Mozilla.org and didn’t see a bug for this. Is this an issue with the way that Mozilla configures itself as the default browser on Windows or is there some more proactive remedy to the problem?
I’m not sure who gets the blame for this bug, but you can find a Bugzilla entry for it at http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=246078
FWIW, I don’t recommend trying to work around this problem in Onfolio itself, since any fix you implement will likely be temporary.
Thanks for that- we won’t bother working around it for the time being.
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Firefox problem with FeedDemon? Here’s the fix
I’ve been experimenting with making both of these tools part of my default environment.
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