Clicking a link in an e-mail: show page in standard browser?

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Clicking a link in an e-mail: show page in standard browser?

#1 Post by uwotm8 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:39 pm

When I click a link in an e-mail a Firefox opens the page the link leads to. I want another / portable Firefox, my standard browser, to open the page that link leads to. How could I do this?

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#2 Post by webfork » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:37 am

Good question. I did some digging through PortableApps.com forums and couldn't find a clear answer. You might try this: https://portableapps.com/node/17476#comment-143583

Alternatively there is a browser built into Thunderbird so ... https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... derbrowse/

Related: https://portableapps.com/node/2576

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#3 Post by bitcoin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 pm

prob has to do with default browser

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#4 Post by webfork » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 am

bitcoin wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 pm
prob has to do with default browser
Yes but I can't find a way to do this portably. You can set your default browser to Portable Firefox (as I have) without too much trouble. But you have to do that on every system you use.

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#5 Post by bitcoin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:51 pm

webfork wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 am
bitcoin wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 pm
prob has to do with default browser
Yes but I can't find a way to do this portably. You can set your default browser to Portable Firefox (as I have) without too much trouble. But you have to do that on every system you use.
was going to mention that i have several of each firefox portable, pale moon, waterfox etc and set one of the firefox portable as default but often the wrong firefox portable is opened for some reason

thought it might have something to do with temp files or appdata that wasn't cleared as not all of them are PAF versions

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#6 Post by JohnTHaller » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am

bitcoin wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:51 pm
webfork wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 am
bitcoin wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 pm
prob has to do with default browser
Yes but I can't find a way to do this portably. You can set your default browser to Portable Firefox (as I have) without too much trouble. But you have to do that on every system you use.
was going to mention that i have several of each firefox portable, pale moon, waterfox etc and set one of the firefox portable as default but often the wrong firefox portable is opened for some reason

thought it might have something to do with temp files or appdata that wasn't cleared as not all of them are PAF versions
If firefox.exe is already running, a newly started firefox.exe passed a URL will hand off to the already running one. If you set things to allow multiple instances of firefox, say for multiple versions or variants, URL passing won't work right.
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