Bug when clicking on a http link with web browser closed

Matthieu.Rioteau at skf.com Matthieu.Rioteau at skf.com
Thu Oct 29 11:37:01 EDT 2009


> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:34,  <Matthieu.Rioteau at skf.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 07:14,  <Matthieu.Rioteau at skf.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Hi everybody,
> >> >
> >> > Just have a strange behavior in Pidgin (never noticed that before 
2.6.3
> >> > release).
> >> >
> >> > When I click a http link in discussion windows AND that the web 
browser
> >> > (Firefox) is closed, a Windows error message box appears telling 
"Window
> >> > cannot find '[the_link]'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, 
and
> >> > then
> >> > try again. To search a file, click the Start button, and then click
> >> > Search.".
> >> >
> >> > After clicking "OK" to close the message box, Firefox launchs and 
the
> >> > link
> >> > opens normally.
> >>
> >>
> >> This is a problem with the windows browser registration.
> >>
> >> If you set your default browser to IE and then back to FF, that 
should fix
> > >> it.
> >>
> >> -D
> >
> > I just followed your advice but there is still this bug.
> >
> > Actually the strange thing is that it happens with Firefox, but not 
with IE.
> > And it happens only with Pidgin, and not with other programs like 
Lotus
> > Notes for example.
> >
> > The bad couple seems thus to be Pidgin/Firefox.
> >
> 
> What is happening is that FF is either not telling Windows that it
> successfully received the URL or a timeout has passed and Windows
> hadn't yet received the request.
> 
> It is likely related to your FF configuration somehow (pidgin has no
> idea which browser you're using, it just asks windows to open the URL
> with the default handler) - you might try googling and/or reinstalling
> FF(this isn't an uncommon problem).
> 
> The reason you may not see this with some other programs is that there
> are several ways to launch URLs in Windows.  I suspect, however that
> of you try to Start->Run->"http://www.pidgin.im" you'll see the same
> behavior.
> 
> -D

Understood. ;-)
I'll try to fix that.
Thanks for help. And for Pidgin development. ;-)

See you,
Matthieu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://pidgin.im/pipermail/support/attachments/20091029/7e6089c6/attachment-0001.htm>


More information about the Support mailing list