FF 10 on Win7 : external editor setting doesn't work

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7 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: wintec, Unassigned)

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10 Branch
x86_64
Windows 7
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Description

7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2
Build ID: 20120215223356

Steps to reproduce:

setting external editor as:
user_pref("view_source.editor.external", true);
user_pref("view_source.editor.path", "C:\Windows\System32\Notepad2.exe");

"<profile folder>\prefs.js" is written ok:
user_pref("view_source.editor.external", true);
user_pref("view_source.editor.path", "C:\\Windows\\System32\\Notepad2.exe");

string for editor is right because opening run:
C:\Windows\System32\Notepad2.exe 
Windows open it

if I copy the same editor in another folder, out-of %windir%, FF setting works - e.g.:
D:\x64\client64x\Notepad2.exe



Actual results:

same firefox 10.0.1 on Windows 7 Pro x64 :
the string is written in "about:config" but FF open its internal editor



Expected results:

FF must open source page with editor specified 
(NB: with Windows XP same setting is ok)
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Updated

7 years ago
OS: Windows XP → Windows 7
Hardware: x86 → x86_64
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Updated

7 years ago
Component: Untriaged → File Handling

Comment 1

7 years ago
So the issue is that Firefox won't open the editor out of c:\windows\system32\ correct?

Does it work if you run Firefox as an administrator?
Component: File Handling → Untriaged
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Correct for Windows 7.

pls note than I run FF as admin.... just UAC enabled (but UAC works for writing files and configuration, not for reading)
Component: Untriaged → Preferences
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