Links don't open

Jake Lauer jake.lauer at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 14:17:08 EST 2012


Yes, this is for normal HTTP links. The debug window shows this when I
click on a link:

(11:16:26) winpidgin: Error opening URI: http://google.com error: 5

--
Jake Lauer
http://jakelauer.com



On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Daniel Atallah <datallah at pidgin.im> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Jake Lauer <jake.lauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just managed to reinstall without any settings being saved by removing
> the
> > .purple folder from my AppData files. With a clean, brand new
> installation,
> > the problem still persists.
>
> There's nothing related to the browser in the configuration, so it
> isn't really surprising that blowing away the configuration wouldn't
> have any effect.
>
> What kind of links are these? Are they "normal" http://... links or
> something else?
>
> What does the debug log (Help->Debug Window) say when you click on one
> of these links (you need to have the window open at the time the event
> occurs for it to have any effect)?
>
>
> -D
>
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Jake Lauer <jake.lauer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Daniel,
> >>
> >> I have attempted to fix the problem by switching my default browser
> >> between a few of the ones I have installed, but the problem persists. I
> have
> >> tried re-installing, but it seems as though Pidgin remembers something
> about
> >> previous installs... is there a way to fully uninstall and reinstall?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jake Lauer
> >> http://jakelauer.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Daniel Atallah <datallah at pidgin.im>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Jake Lauer <jake.lauer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> > Hi guys,
> >>> >
> >>> > I've been using Pidgin for a long time, but recently a problem has
> >>> > cropped
> >>> > up. I think it might be related to the fact that I switched to
> Windows
> >>> > 8
> >>> > from Windows 7 recently. Anyway, now, whenever I click on a link of
> any
> >>> > kind
> >>> > in Pidgin, nothing happens. The link turns red/purple like it's
> active,
> >>> > but
> >>> > the browser doesn't open. I have to copy the link and paste into a
> >>> > browser
> >>> > to get it to work. Any ideas?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> There's unfortunately quite a bit of misinformation in the responses
> >>> you've gotten so far.
> >>>
> >>> The browser usage has never been configurable on Windows; Pidgin
> >>> simply uses the system browser (and this is known to work on Windows 8
> >>> - there are a few issues with SSL links not opening correctly, but
> >>> that's a different issue than what you're reporting).
> >>>
> >>> The solution to the type of problem that you're seeing is almost
> >>> always to reset your default browser in Windows (the best way to do
> >>> this is to switch the default browser to another browser and then
> >>> back).
> >>>
> >>> The only other possibility that I can think of is that you're running
> >>> Pidgin as a different user than your desktop session (one common way
> >>> that this can happen is if you launch Pidgin using the checkbox on the
> >>> last step of the installer (the ability to do this has now been remove
> >>> to avoid this, and other problems).
> >>>
> >>> -D
>
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