[FIXED] Firefox not opening hyperlinks in run dialogue/programs

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ldlx
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[FIXED] Firefox not opening hyperlinks in run dialogue/programs

Post by ldlx » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 am

... this is caused by the entries in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\firefox.exe\shell\open\command

With FrontMotion Firefox MSI v69.0 the registry value is

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "%1"
Leaving out either "-requestPending" or "-osint" will repair this behaviour. The Installer from Mozilla doesn't have the parameter "-requestPending" which let Firefox wait for a following DDE call. The ddeexec section in each registry key is empty when using Mozilla's installer - so DDE calls may be deprecated?

Edit: it is easy to generate a transform file for the MSI with Orca/SuperOrca/Insted, just change

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RegKey020
RegKey028
RegKey071
RegKey076
RegKey081
RegKey086
RegKey091
RegKey096
RegKey033
Kind regards, ldlx
Last edited by ldlx on Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

BrandonH75
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Re: Firefox not opening hyperlinks in run dialogue/programs

Post by BrandonH75 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:52 am

That fixed it for us.

Thanks!

ldlx
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Re: Firefox not opening hyperlinks in run dialogue/programs

Post by ldlx » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:42 am

I don't know if DraconPern is reading new entries in the forum, but the wrong registry keys are still in the 69.0.1 MSI... so fixing it with a transform file is still necessary.

ldlx
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Re: [FIXED] Firefox not opening hyperlinks in run dialogue/programs

Post by ldlx » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:32 am

Fixed in 69.0.3 MSI Installer - thank you!

doalwa
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Re: [FIXED] Firefox not opening hyperlinks in run dialogue/programs

Post by doalwa » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:50 am

ldlx wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 am
... this is caused by the entries in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ftp\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\https\shell\open\command
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\firefox.exe\shell\open\command

With FrontMotion Firefox MSI v69.0 the registry value is

Code: Select all

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -requestPending -osint -url "%1"
Leaving out either "-requestPending" or "-osint" will repair this behaviour. The Installer from Mozilla doesn't have the parameter "-requestPending" which let Firefox wait for a following DDE call. The ddeexec section in each registry key is empty when using Mozilla's installer - so DDE calls may be deprecated?

Edit: it is easy to generate a transform file for the MSI with Orca/SuperOrca/Insted, just change

Code: Select all

RegKey020
RegKey028
RegKey071
RegKey076
RegKey081
RegKey086
RegKey091
RegKey096
RegKey033
Kind regards, ldlx
Thanks alot, that fixed it for me!

Unfortunately, I can't deploy 69.0.3 at the moment, seems like there is a bug which causes the installations to fail because of a missing *.dll file.

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