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    Hail to the Victors dajogejr's Avatar
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    OE 6 links won't open in Firefox

    It's popped up once again...

    Outlook Express (XP SP2, OE Version 6...all patches and updates) will not open firefox 1.0.6 when I click on a link in an email...(99% of the time, a thread update from Sysopt... )

    Yes...I've made sure Firefox is my default browser. I've even changed to IE, rebooted, changed back to Fox, rebooted. Still nothing.

    A while back this happened, I googled and searched the Fox help site, and there was a registry edit that got me back to normal in seconds.

    Some one wanna shine some light on this for me?

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    Hail to the Victors dajogejr's Avatar
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    Sorry...wouldn't let me edit the first post...

    In addition, I should mention I use Outlook 2003 as my primary email, and the links within Outlook open up the fox perfectly...in a new tab...

    And just for the hey, I went to Mozilla, downloaded 1.0.6 again, reinstalled. Same thing...

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    Ultimate Member Ol'Tunzafun's Avatar
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    If you change the default browser back to IE, do links then open in IE?

    Here's the reg tweak

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306098

    but this can also be caused by a popup stopper.
    Last edited by Ol'Tunzafun; 09-07-2005 at 10:44 AM.

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    Hail to the Victors dajogejr's Avatar
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    Thanks...Tunzy.

    I had this registry entry. I deleted it, rebooted, recreated it...still no go.

    To answer your other question, If I select IE as my default browser, it works fine...

    I'll dig deeper in Firefox. It's worked fine in the past, though...


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    i don;t have a problem, i can click on those IE *..url link and they open just fine in my Mozilla / FireFox

    i've not used IE for the past.... Forever, i've always been a Netscape user since before IE existed. LOL
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    Links from within other programs...such as Word, etc., open up just fine. It's just an OE thing. I even reset all the default apps again, reboot, reset, reboot. No better...

    Last time, it was a regedit that did it...worked like a champ. I want to say it was the upgrade from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2...or something along those lines.

    I even double and triple checked to make sure all my extensions were up to date...they were.

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    Hello dajogejr, not sure what exact steps you have tried already but
    there's a few solutions / things you can check:

    - Default Browser

    - Thread 1
    - Thread 2

    .. there's also this free utility.

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    Some very nice finds indeed, Fancy.
    I'll have to give 'em a whirl when I get to work tomorrow...(Home PC works just fine...go figure... )

    Thanks as always...

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    Well...Progress, but not fixed.

    It will now open up a network drive folder from the link within OE, instead of the "Nothing at all" from before.

    Fancy...I'll try that free app, and let you know.

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    This was derived from Bugzilla

    http://www.slipstick.com/problems/firefox.htm

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