Links don't open

Jake Lauer jake.lauer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 12:42:12 EST 2012


Sorry to be a bother, but does anyone have more info on this?

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Jake Lauer
http://jakelauer.com



On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Jake Lauer <jake.lauer at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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