Clicking link in email no longer navigates browser

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jasimon9, May 21, 2009.

  1. jasimon9 macrumors regular

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    I am using Mail and Firefox. Suddenly today, when I click on a link in an email, the browser navigation to that URL no longer works.

    When I click on the link, the browser comes to the foreground, but the URL is not passed into the browser and whatever was previously in the browser remains, rather than navigating to the linked page.

    I remember having this issue year ago in the Windows world. I am not aware of any changes to Mail or Firefox preferences.

    As a test, I changed the default browser to Safari, and the links from emails work normally.

    What controls or blocks this function in Firefox?
     
  2. jasimon9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mar 11, 2009
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    I may have solved the immediate issue. I changed the default browser to Safari, to see if the issue occurred there as well. It did not -- the links opened in Safari.

    So I reset the default browser back to Firefox, in the hope that that would reset things sufficiently to correct the behavior. It appears that it has.

    So this procedure is the workaround.
     

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