Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87430
klipper can't load URLs -- inserts single quote at beginning
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
This is on a fresh install of RHL 9 gold (kdebase-3.1-12)
klipper cannot open URLs with mozilla. Attempting to do so always results in the
Mozilla error "The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded". Clicking OK then
displays a second Mozilla error, that "www.'.com" cannot be found.
This is because the URL klipper passes to Mozilla has a single quote (')
inserted at the beginning of it (in other words, highlighting
http://www.google.com gets passed by klipper to Mozilla as the URL
This bug is specific to klipper and Mozilla; passing URLs via klipper to
konqueror is not broken
This bug makes klipper unusable for those of us who use Mozilla as our web browser
Sometimes it just puts a single quote (') at the beginning, and sometimes it
puts the single quote at both the beginning and the ending
I just got the URL
in my email, for example, and that was passed to mozilla by klipper as
It was still passed to konqueror okay, though
Hmm, and the URL
got passed by klipper to mozilla as
maybe it's always putting a single quote at both ends, and I just didn't notice
the ending one before....
it's fixed in kdebase-3.1.1-9 or later.
if you want to have a quick fix, please change the line in
ps x |grep -q '[m]ozilla' && mozilla -remote "openURL(%s, new-window)" || mozilla %s
ps x |grep -q '[m]ozilla' && mozilla -remote "openURL(`echo %s`, new-window)" ||
please make sure that you should restart klipper!