Links in messages will not open to a new window



Mail Window Front End
13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Jack, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: closeme 2009-08-30)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6

When I open a message that contains links to other windows, clicking on the link
will not open a new window.  Nothing happens.  This only has been happening
since I installed the latest Thunderbird (l.06)on my Windows XP.  The email
program has always worked perfectly before.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce: message on link
3.nothing happens

Actual Results:  
link never opened

Expected Results:  
Opened the link as usual.

Comment 1

13 years ago
I just upgraded from 1.0.5 to 1.0.6 to test this, and it is working for me, on 
Windows 2000.  (And it was working with 1.0.5 before the upgrade.)
Version: unspecified → 1.0

Comment 2

13 years ago
Possibly extension related. Do you see this in safe mode?
QA Contact: front-end

Comment 3

11 years ago

I just added myself to this record. Yes, it does fail in SAFE mode.
I migrated from Netscape 7.x to Firefox/Thunderbird for business reasons
and I would like to have the same happy experience(s) in Thunderbird.
The links to the outside world from inside a mail are indeed "dead".

According to the info my version is 20070326 (

Can I get an action plan please?

Thanks and regards,



10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Jack do you still experience this issue ?

Comment 5

9 years ago
I am having this same problem. I click on a link in tb and nothing happens. 

I cannot find a solution and been on this site for a few days now searching.

Comment 6

9 years ago
There are oh so many dupes of this. The cause is that some default browser reg entry is hosed (for unknown reasons).

Reset your default browser (may have to set some other browser in between, then firefox again).
Jack & Luci, workaround in comment #6 resolve your issue?
I hope this can help you
Whiteboard: closeme 2009-08-30
Closing Incomplete for lack of answers. 

Feel free to reopen if you can provide more information.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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