Not able to open link from 3rd-party application in Firefox set as default browser

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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Firefox
Shell Integration
RESOLVED INACTIVE
a year ago
3 days ago

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(Reporter: jexy.ru, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Ensure that:

1) Firefox is set as default browser
2) pages are set to open in new tab
3) Firefox was launched by clicking link in 3rd-party application, which is run from behalf of Administrator, and corresponding page was opened
4) click another link in another application, which is not run from behalf of Administrator, trying to open page in another tab



Actual results:

No effect - second link is not opened at all (neither in new tab, nor in new window).


Expected results:

I'd expect link should be opened somehow.

My specific usecase, when I ran this issue: I have OpenServer ran from Administrator and clicked link from its menu to open phpmyadmin in browser. 
After that I'm unable to open links from other applications (telegram messenger, phpdoc annotations in phpstorm) - they just silently do not open.
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Comment 1

a year ago
Just tried to reproduce this with Chrome - seems that it is Windows-related issue, not Firefox.

But at least Chrome does not do it silently - it shows alert.

Comment 2

a year ago
Are your applications able to call IE11 too?
Flags: needinfo?(jexy.ru)
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Comment 3

a year ago
Not sure, I'm on windows 7, I don't have IE11
I was unable to reproduce this issue with using WordPad and Windows Media Center as my two third-party applications.

User Agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
Please correct if this is the wrong component. Thanks!
Component: Untriaged → Startup and Profile System
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 6

a year ago
I'm going to bounce to shell integration for now, but Robert needs to look at this. AFAIK even if you're running in an administrator context, Firefox should not be launching with admin privs. That is likely the real bug here.
Component: Startup and Profile System → Shell Integration
Flags: needinfo?(robert.strong.bugs)
Product: Toolkit → Firefox
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Comment 7

a year ago
> I was unable to reproduce this issue with using WordPad and Windows Media Center as my two third-party applications.

Not sure about Windows Media Center, reproduced with WordPad and Mozilla Thunderbird.

I launched WordPad as Administrator, clicked link in WordPad document and after opening Firefox links from emails are not clickable (Thunderbird is not ran as Administrator).
(In reply to jexy.ru from comment #0)
> User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML,
> like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36
> 
> Steps to reproduce:
> 
> Ensure that:
> 
> 1) Firefox is set as default browser
> 2) pages are set to open in new tab
> 3) Firefox was launched by clicking link in 3rd-party application, which is
> run from behalf of Administrator, and corresponding page was opened
Please provide the steps you used to "run from behalf of Administrator". Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(robert.strong.bugs)
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Comment 9

a year ago
I tried 2 ways:

no. 1:

1) click right mouse button when cursor is on program icon to open context menu 
2) choose "Run as administrator" menu entry (with a shield icon, see screenshot http://f3.s.qip.ru/TWijOkuV.png)

no. 2:

1) configure program link beforehand (choose "Properties" in context menu and check corresponding checkbox, see screenshot http://f5.s.qip.ru/TWijOkv2.png)
2) then run program by clicking left mouse button.
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Comment 10

a year ago
I posted a screencast on youtube when I first open link in WordPad document and after that not able to open link in LibreOffice document: 

https://youtu.be/ga39VWfdR8s
What happens if you launch Firefox normally and then click the link in wordpad that was launched as Administrator?
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Comment 12

a year ago
> What happens if you launch Firefox normally and then click the link in wordpad that was launched as Administrator?

In that case the link opens in new tab as usual.

Comment 13

3 days ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 days ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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