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)
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
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)
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