Links from external applications open a new FireFox window with the home page




4 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: andrew, Unassigned)


36 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
Build ID: 20150224134236

Steps to reproduce:

Click on a link in any external application (including Thunderbird) using FireFox 36

Actual results:

A new FireFox window opens with the default home page.  The link requested is not shown.  Issue commenced immediately after upgrade to FireFox 36.

Expected results:

The link target should be opened as a new tab in the currently open FireFox window.

Comment 1

4 years ago
Solved - went to Preferences -> General -> Startup and made FireFox my default browser (even though it already was previously).

Comment 2

4 years ago
I have the exact same problem on Ubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Setting Firefox as a default browser (as Andrew Pam suggested above) didn't help. I also removed the entire ~/.mozilla folder and started fresh with no plugins or any personal changes - didn't help either.

Comment 3

4 years ago
It solved by itself, after restarting the system.

Comment 4

4 years ago
Same problem here on Ubuntu 14.04, Andrew Pam method works for me

Comment 5

4 years ago
I believe you also need to completely exit and restart Firefox after (re)making Firefox the default browser.

Comment 6

4 years ago
Well, in the morning everything was OK, now the issue is back. I don't get it.


4 years ago
Blocks: 1080319
Component: Untriaged → X-remote
Product: Firefox → Core

Comment 7

2 years ago
Mass resolving a bunch of old bugs in the x-remote component in preparation for archiving it. If this bug is still valid and useful, please move it to the "Toolkit: Startup and Profile System" component and reopen it.
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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