User Help for Mozilla Firefox
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Recently I've been having some problems with links in other programs, especially Thunderbird 220.127.116.11. When Firefox is closed and I click a link in TB, Firefox opens the requested page. When Firefox is already open, I get the error message: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding...".
I am using Firefox 18.104.22.168, WinXP SP2 and it is responding just fine, I can copy and paste the link in a new tab, but I can't click the links in other programs anymore.
I don't know exactly when it started, but I'm guessing somewhere some setting is wrong.
Does anybody know how I can get it to work again?
No, not with Firefox, but I am with Thunderbird.
Also, it's not happening all the time, and when I tried Firefox in safe mode yesterday, I didn't have the problem either. It just starts happening all of a sudden and the only solution I've found is closing Firefox (or copying and pasting the links in a new tab).
There could be something wrong with the registry key(s) for the default browser.
You can try:
Windows error opening Internet shortcut or local HTML file - Firefox (KB)
Thanks dickvl, I've forced firefox to set itself default and I've edited the suggested file types.
I'll let you know what happens.
No, that didn't work, I got the error straight away. I also restarted TB (perhaps that's the problem) and I got the same error again.
Could it be Thunderbird?
You wrote: "No, not with Firefox, but I am with Thunderbird "
How exactly are you starting Thunderbird and Firefox? (right click: Properties > Target line)
Firefox: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
Thunderbird: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -no-remote -p "jeronimo"
But I don't recall the problem starting with different user profiles in TB, I've had that for a long time.
Try to start Tb without the no-remote switch.
You only need that switch if you want to launch a second instance of Tb with a separate profile.
Also you will need another profile for Tb if you click mail links in Firefox or otherwise try to send a link to Thunderbird: using that switch makes the program invisible for external access.
Thanks, so far, so good.
I'll keep you posted.
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