local files open new window but not actual file




13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: ahovious78, Unassigned)


1.5.0.x Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/14)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/

Ok. I have some very strange things happening to my machine. I develop websites & up until recently had no problems testing them in firefox....my default browser. Now, however, when I am in Visual Studio or Dreamweaver or right-clicking an html file in My Computer....a strange thing happens.....

If firefox is not open, it opens firefox and the page appropriately. BUT! If firefox is already open....then it opens another firefox window BUT DOESN'T OPEN THE HTML FILE!

This makes no sense to me and I have spent several days trying figure it out with absolutely no luck. THanks!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Firefox.
2.Double-click (or right-click) file on local hard drive.

Actual Results:  
Firefox opens new window with default home page, not the file I am trying to open.  

Expected Results:  
It used to open the file in a new tab in the current window, which I what I would like to happen again.


13 years ago
Component: OS Integration → General

Comment 1

12 years ago
I had a problem that seemed related:  Are your local file links using "C|" rather than "C:" in the URL, i.e. file:///c|/yahmail.htm rather than file:///c:/yahmail.htm ?  Just a thought.  Changing my local file links to the colon made them work with Firefox....  
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 2? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/14
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
QA Contact: os.integration → general
No response from reporter re: comment 2 -->INCOMPLETE.
Reporter, if you still see this problem with the latest release of Firefox 2, please reopen this bug. Thanks!
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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