User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8 When Firefox is the default browser, ShellExecute returns ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND. When IE is the default broser, ShellExecute succeeds. In both cases the web page is correctly opened. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.start gnu emacs 2.M-x browse-url RET 3.http://clisp.cons.org RET 4.emacs signals a "file-not-found" error from ShellExecute. Actual Results: the page is correctly disaplayed in Firefox, but an Emacs error is signalled. Expected Results: no error should be signalled. when the default browser is IE, there is no error. This is NOT emacs-specific. You can do the same in CLISP: firefox is the default browser: (ShellExecuteA nil "open" "http://clisp.cons.org" nil "." sw_normal) 2 ;; ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND IE is the default browser: (ShellExecuteA nil "open" "http://clisp.cons.org" nil "." sw_normal) 42 ;; > 32 ==> success! I am sure you can write a test program like that in C also.
Solution: remove the following registry keys: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\ddeexec\ HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\ddeexec\ when I remove them with regedit the problem goes away. firefox installation should do this automatically.
Assignee: general → bugs
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → Installer
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Browser → Firefox
QA Contact: general → bugzilla
> remove the following registry keys: > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\ddeexec\ > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\ddeexec\ > when I remove them with regedit the problem goes away. > > firefox installation should do this automatically. Firefox should also delete / clear the default value at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http[s]\shell Some browsers (e.g. MyIE2) set this value to "MyIE2", which causes ShellExecute not to use the browser mentioned at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http[s]\shell\open\command (where Firefox registers itself) but the one at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http[s]\MyIE2
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → installer
Version: Trunk → unspecified
This was likely fixed as part of bug 246078. Sam, can you confirm?
since I cleaned up the registry, I have not seen this problem.
Yes, but the fix is that Firefox should not be "dirtying" the registry in the first place. If you could test using a recent build and confirm, that'd be great.
I use 1.0.7 without any problems. is that recent enough?
(In reply to comment #7) > I use 1.0.7 without any problems. > is that recent enough? Yep, bug 246078 was fixed for 1.0. Thanks!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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