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 I have come across a problem with Firefox on Windows that I know can also occur in the Mozilla Suite (I will post this to them as well). I recently had a problem trying to access websites by entering them into Windows "Run Dialog". This problem is being caused by Mozilla and Firefox not properly removing or editing certain entries in the registry. These entries deal with an old Windows IPC method called DDE. Some program or IE itself resite IE back to my default browser and when I changed it back to Firefox windows would display and error message everytime I used the "Run Dialog" for websites but STILL RUN Firefox with the site I entered. The message reads as: "Windows cannot find `http://www.website.com/`. Make sure that you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search" Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set Firefox as default browser 2. Set IE as default browser 3. Return Firefox as default browsder 4. Click "Start" button then select "Run" 5. Fill the Open: text box with a website URL. Actual Results: Windows would display the following message but this open Firefox: "Windows cannot find `http://www.website.com/`. Make sure that you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search" Expected Results: Open Firefox with no error message. I am posting this so that the developers can in the next release make sure than when Firefox is set to the default browser that it deletes the following registry key and all there sub-keys and values' HKCR\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec HKCR\ftp\shell\open\ddeexec HKCR\gopher\shell\open\ddeexec HKCR\https\shell\open\ddeexec If anyone else on this forum has had this problem before you now know how to fix it. It is a very rare and anyone who has had this problem, it is because these DDEExec entries make windows look for IE starting instead of Mozilla (their values point to IE).
Sounds like Bug 246078.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246078 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
This bug still has not been fixed in the released builds of 0.9 but my report includes how to fix it (it can be done manually, but the Firefox should be doing this on it's own.)
a) no one's written a patch yet b) no 0.9 releases would have this fix, the bug exists in 0.9, it would only be fixed in subsequent versions
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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