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Double-click on a windows shortcut (URL) generates an error message

UNCONFIRMED
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Firefox
Shell Integration
UNCONFIRMED
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Tark Bowl, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.5 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.12) Gecko/20100824 Firefox/3.5.12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.12) Gecko/20100824 Firefox/3.5.12


Error message generated
"Windows cannot find '<your URL>'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."
while invoking a windows shortcut pointing to valid URL placed on desktop.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a valid URL in Firefox
2. Go to address line
3. Copy the URL to the clipboard
4. On Windows desktop do the right click, select "New", then "Shortcut"
5. In wizards first dialog paste the URL from clipboard
6. Let the wizard to select the default shortcut name in its second dialog
7. Complete the wizard
8. Close Firefox
9. Double click the new created shortcut


Actual Results:  
The error message pops-up, anyhow Firefox starts and opens the URL.
Desktop blocked as long as the message error window not confirmed with
OK button.
Happens also with shortcut to mozillazine forums.

Expected Results:  
No message pop-up produced.


Not tested in other circumstances.
There are case when the pop-up does not come.

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 389502

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch
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