User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9 When I click on a link from an email in Outlook, it attempts to open an ".exe file". It opens the website as well, but it also trys to open a .exe file from My Documents. Any ideas? Thanks. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Could be bug 246078 in disguise.
I am also running into this bug. Very annoying.
Confirmed - all the links get opened twice! :-(
Same here. It asked for the .exe file and now opens each link from email twice.
Happens on W2K, too. And it also happens in Word, or probably any MS Office application. What comes up in Outlook is a "Locate Link Browser". You can get it manually by shift-clicking a link in Outlook. If you point it at Firefox.exe, which is what it wants, it will then open a clicked link twice in Firefox (in a new window, though I have an extension so mine opens in a second tab instead). Without knowing any of the actual code behind Firefox or the Microsoft products, it "feels" to me like Outlook tries to launch the link, Firefox gets it, but somehow Outlook doesn't get the signal that it hit correctly, so it tries another method to launch the link in a browser. Of course, I could be way off. My personal quick-fix was to create a custom nop.exe ("null-op", null operation) in Visual Basic which does absolutely nothing; you launch nop.exe, and it ends immediately. Then I pointed that "Locate Link Browser" dialog to launch nop.exe. Now Outlook's first hit still goes through and opens the link in Firefox (being the default browser), but it fires the second request to nop.exe, which happily ignores it and ends, so no second page is opened. If anybody wants nop.exe, I'll happily send it to you free. And/or the Visual Basic project, if you care. email@example.com If any Mozilla programmers want screen shots of the error (like the "Locate Link Browser" bit), I'd be happy to send that, too. firstname.lastname@example.org
Created attachment 153314 [details] "Locate Link Browser" dialog from Outlook Ah, didn't see the place to add attachments. I'm including two screenshots, first the "Locate Link Browser" dialog that Outlook brings up, and second an example of clicking the link (just a single-click). Brings up the same link twice. Usually does it in two windows; I have an extension that does it in a second tab instead, which I thought made it easier to see in a screenshot anyway.
Yes, all the MS 2003 office applications open 2 browser windows when a link is clicked. Is there a fix for this that I'm missing?
I would like to confirm the opening of two firefox browsers when clicking on one link within Outlook 2002 Sp2 on Windows XP.
Sounds like a similar bug I am experiencing. When I attempt to open a link from an email in Outlook, the Install Wizard for APC Power Chute starts. The window for the link opens, but I have to cancel the Install Wizard each time.
I too am experiencing this problem.
I have created a quick website with the work around bowred from Dan Black. http://www.geocities.com/griffis_8/
As mentioned in comment #1, this may be a duplicate of bug 246078. Applying this fix for bug 246078: http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/firefox_bug_246078.asp fixes the "Locate Link Browser" behavior in my setup (Windows 2000, Firefox 0.9.3).
Correction to comment 14: Firefox version 0.9.1, not 0.9.3.
*** Bug 254956 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
<-DUPE-246078 as per comment #15. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246078 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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