After installing Mozilla and answering the question to make Mozilla to my default application for the internet i was unable to use any links in Outlook Express. This means that an blank Internet Explorer opens instead of an Internet Explorer who is opening the selected link. This problem is reproduceable since Mozilla 0.9.3 .
> This means that an blank Internet Explorer opens instead of an Internet Explorer > who is opening the selected link. This problem is reproduceable since Mozilla > 0.9.3 . could you possibly clarify your statement? do you mean, "this means that a blank mozilla window opens instead of opening the selected link"?
> From: "Heiko Adams" <email@example.com> > Hi, > no I realy mean a blank Internet Explorer window because the Internet Explorer > is my default application for the internet. > But i got this problem since i installed Mozilla. ok, so are you saying you want mozilla to be your default internet application for launching links from outlook express, instead of internet explorer. or in other words. that when mozilla asked you if you want to make it the default program, you selected yes. but in reality, it didn't make it your default program?
stupid me, i'm confused. ;)
Heiko Adams, does Mozilla launch when you click on a link in outlook? What if mozilla is already running, does it load the URL? (please reply in the bug report rather than by email. there is a link at the top of this email notification)
Assignee: asa → pchen
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
> From: "Heiko Adams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Hi, > sorry, but you misunderstand me. the problem is: > when mozilla asked me if i want to make it the default program, i > selected no. and after that i got the discribed problem. ok, so you mean that even though you didn't make mozilla your default browser, this affected internet explorer. in the way that when you clicked on a link in outlook, internet explorer started up, but didn't load the link?
> From: "Heiko Adams" <email@example.com> > yes you got it. that's the problem. the internet explorer didn't load the link. heiko: as asa said, instead of replying by email to me, use the link at the top of this email. and enter comments in the 'Additional Comments' box, then click 'Commit'.
yes you got it. that's the problem. the internet explorer didn't load the link.
heiko: could you please check if bug 112616 is related, since this may be a duplicate.
The problem seems to be the same with the following difference: - i didn't make mozilla to my default browser - i got the problem with the IE.
trudelle to triage
Assignee: pchen → trudelle
->law. can anyone confirm this?
Assignee: trudelle → law
wfm - 20020109, win95 installer-sea. outlook used to launch links, worked fine, ie was the default browser. installed moz, answered no to 'set as default'. launched the link from email, done fine under ie4. afterwards, ran moz, - preferences - advanced - system, nothing was selected. of course, tested with new profile, and new reg entries. heiko: which build were you using when this happened? can you reproduce the problem using the latest nightly? ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest/ not required, but changing summary, from 'Problems with links in Outlook Express after installting Mozilla' to: "answering no to set moz as default browser affects link in email - opens blank ie window" shorten the summary if you want ;)
Summary: Problems with links in Outlook Express after installting Mozilla → answering no to set moz as default browser affects link in email - opens blank ie window
I use the 0.9.7 milestone release and the IE 6. I'll download the latest build and tell you if the problem is still available ;-)
The bugs seems to be fixed in the latest build (BuildID 2002011003). I've uninstalled Mozilla, deleted the Mozilla-directory, reinstalled mozilla, opened OE clicked on a link and the IE opened the link. :)
Sorry, i forgot: i got the question to make mozilla to default browser and answered "no"
I'm sorry, but after rebooting my system i determined that in the latest build the bug is still there. :-(
I can confirm this behaviour - I submitted Bug 132573 about it, having apparently queried the wrong field. Still happening with 0.9.9 2002031104. On Win2k Pro and WinMe with IE 5.01/5.5 SP2/6.0 as the default browser, Mozilla will break the default browser setting. This happens if 'no' is selected when asked to set Mozilla as the default browser, or when not asked at all because a Mozilla was already installed. I have repeated personal experience of this behaviour.
*** Bug 132573 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Just a couple updates. 1. This bug also affects Windows Update's ability to update and show the appropriate patches. I had to access the patches via the Windows Catalog section of Windows Update. ("corporate" downloading of patches) 2. I reinstalled IE6 and manually re-installed the patches, which has fixed the problem. I'm not sure which patch fixed the problem, since there are 20 or so on the windowsupdate site. I updated them through the Windows catalog section. I'm pretty sure that reinstalling IE6 and rebooting didn't fix the problem alone, but that one or more of the patches fixed the problem in the end.
I've now done two installs of 1.0rc1; one over 0.9.9 on win2k, one over 0.9.9 on winme, and then I uninstalled 1.0rc1 and re-installed it (so that I got the 'do you want mozilla to be the default browser' question, to which I answered no). None of them seemed to damage the default browser setting (restarting IE after the install, with the browser check enabled, didn't flag a change, and clicking links in the shell starts IE normally) - this bug seems to have been fixed between 0.9.9 and 1.0rc1. Can anyone confirm this?
Er, make that /three/ installs.
So this bug, despite apparently being fixed - 1.0rc3 also didn't cause it - is going to be left open to rot then, is it? Oh well. I'm sure someone will notice if I carry on poking at it, once a month.
Reporter: (Heiko Adams) have you been able to reproduce this using the latest build? - moz rc3 ? If not, please mark it as Fixed or WorksForMe. Thanks.
I'm unable to reproduce. So it seems to work.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
mass-verifying WorksForMe bugs. reopen only if this bug is still a problem with a *recent trunk build*. mail search string for bugspam: AchilleaMillefolium
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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