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Hyper-links Won't Launch Browser


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scottportraits

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April 24, 2008

Hi GTG Tech-sters,

When I click on any hyper-link found in the body of any e-mail, it should launch my default Firefox browser and load that site......

....but it won't launch that browser, or IE7 either.

I'm presently working around it by right clicking on the link, choosing 'Copy Link Location', then opening the browser manually and pasting it into the address bar. As you can imagine, it is tedious to do in several steps what should be do-able in one click.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Friday 6pm Apr 24 08

Drat! Clicked that little box in Tools > General > "Check to see if Firefox is default browser upon startup"....and it still won't launch after those clicked link addresses.

Even tried re-booting the whole PC, but it won't go to the hyper-link location. It does make the HD tower 'whirrrr' for a second or two, but then dies down and 'sticks' with the little hand icon hovering over the highlighted hyper-link.

I could switch default browsers over to IE7 (which I also use, but rarely) and try it out there. But I think it too will display this idiosyncrasy. It's not the browser's fault here. If there was a way to uninstall and re-install Mozilla Thunderbird....and keep all the account settings...then I would try that next. But my experience is that you lose the settings and wind up spending the next day re-setting up the server to work with the e-mail client, you know what I mean??

Hmmm. It is a bit clumsy to have to copy, manually launch Firefox, and paste-in the address....

Thanks for the article link just the same,

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