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Why does Firefox suddenly stop accepting URIs from Thunderbird?
Without making any changes to any settings in Thunderbird or Firefox, no added extensions, etc., clicking on links will eventually stop working (it no longer opens in Firefox). If I haven't made any changes, no updates to either Thunderbird or Firefox or their extensions, why the fuck does this stop working?
I can make a different browser the default (either IE or Chrome) and it works without a problem. So why does Firefox bomb?
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Does it has any effect if you disable all extensions?
Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problem.
See "Creating a profile":
If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.
Boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.
Disabling extensions has no effect. I am assuming I will need to do the same "fix" I did last time: uninstalling Firefox, flushing all remaining traces of it from the filesystem & registry, reinstalling FF and reinstalling all of my extensions. At that point, it will work for a few months until it stops yet again and I need to repeat the process.
It's just so damn annoying that without making any changes it will stop functioning. Maybe I just need to start using a different browser as my daily default.
Try to redo the default browser setting and temporarily set another browser as the default browser.
From original post: "I can make a different browser the default (either IE or Chrome) and it works without a problem. So why does Firefox bomb?"
Wonder how I know that?
Can you not use IE to set the default browser to any browser that you have installed? You used to be able to do that.
One could use IE to make itself the default browser or use the Default Programs utility to do the same for any installed browser. But in my original post, I stated: "I can make a different browser the default (either IE or Chrome) and it works without a problem." The only possible way I could know that is if I did it which is why I posted it in my reply above to the suggestion that I do exactly that. My original post contained the information that it has already been tried, but apparently it is too difficult to parse simple English sentences.
After rebooting Windows, it will work for a few hours then stop again.