Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 707869
Firefox not opening links called from apps
Last modified: 2011-07-30 09:44:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Whenever I click on a link on Empathy or Evolution, Firefox opens up OK but it goes to the home page instead of opening the requested link.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Firefox 4.0.1 (firefox-4.0.1-2.fc15.i686)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set Firefox as the default browser
2. Click on a link in either Empathy or Evolution
Firefox opens home page
Firefox should open the clicked link
I have tried setting Google Chrome as default browser and it opens the links OK. I also tried disabling all extensions on Firefox but was not successful in getting the links to open.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Whenever I click on a link on Empathy or Evolution, Firefox opens up OK but it
> goes to the home page instead of opening the requested link.
Please give us result for these two commands:
and (that should be one line)
locate \*firefox\*.desktop|while read DSFILE ; do echo $DSFILE: ; grep ^Exec $DSFILE ; done
For comparison, my results:
bradford:~ $ locate \*firefox\*.desktop
bradford:~ $ locate \*firefox\*.desktop|while read DSFILE ; do echo $DSFILE: ; grep ^Exec $DSFILE ; done
(ignore the fact that one of my firefoxes is in the shell script named aurora ... testing requires using various unstable versions).
[arthur@armadillo ~]$ locate \*firefox\*.desktop
[arthur@armadillo ~]$ locate \*firefox\*.desktop|while read DSFILE ; do echo $DSFILE: ;
> grep ^Exec $DSFILE ; done
What happens if you just remove /home/arthur/.local/share/applications/mozilla-firefox.desktop ?
Thank you for the patience with us
Thank you Matej! I uninstalled Firefox, deleted the file, then installed it a fresh. It now works OK. You rock!
Glad I could help.
Closing as NOTABUG (although it might be interesting to find what created that /home/arthur/.local/share/applications/mozilla-firefox.desktop, but Ars longa, vita brevis, err. life is short, bugs are many ;))
Could it be remnants of upgrading from ff 4?