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krypsin
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Web links get opened as my homepage & not the actual page

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Hi there guys,

Basically the issue that I'm having is that whenever I click on a link that's outside of Firefox, it opens Firefox up but just shows my homepage. Seems the URL isn't being passed through.

Example:
  • I am on Thunderbird. I click a link.
  • Firefox opens. However, it just opens homepage
  • The link I clicked is not open in any tabs or windows.
Anyone got a clue what this would be?

Doesn't matter if I have Firefox open already or not; it will just open a new Firefox window with my Homepage instead of the link.

Am using Linux Mint (Cinnamon) 17.1 64-bit, Firefox Developer Edition 40.0a2 (2015-05-18)

No need for a screenshot as all it does is open Firefox homepage rather than the link.
Last edited by xenopeek on Tue May 26, 2015 6:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: fixed broken list

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Re: Web links get opened as my homepage & not the actual pag

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krypsin wrote:Firefox Developer Edition 40.0a2 (2015-05-18)
How did you install it? Does it come with its own .desktop file (for the menu launcher) or did you create it yourself? Does the file have an "Exec=firefox %u" line in the section "[Desktop Entry]"? Without the %u, it won't pass the URL. Ignore the [Desktop Action <something>]" sections.
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Re: Web links get opened as my homepage & not the actual pag

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Ah, silly me.

installed it straight from the firefox website.

Didn't think it would be something as simple as just adding the %u parameter to the desktop file.

Yeah that fixed it, thanks :)

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