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Firefox 117.0 ignores the argument URL when clicking a document or email link

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This issue was introduced by 117.0 Now I must click all URLs twice to get the website visited.

O.S.: MacOS 11.7.9 (BigSur), Firefox 117.0

JOOP!
This issue was introduced by 117.0 Now I must click all URLs twice to get the website visited. O.S.: MacOS 11.7.9 (BigSur), Firefox 117.0 ;JOOP!

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That works! Thanks for 119!

B.t.w.: installing this 'nightly' was a drag: the app was not named Firefox, so the testing went to ... Safari. Looking forward to the 'real' 119.

JOOP!
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In addition: I mean URL's clicked in documents and emails.

JOOP!

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This should be fixed in the latest Nightly (Bug 1850828). It would be super helpful if you could install it and test to confirm that it works.

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That works! Thanks for 119!

B.t.w.: installing this 'nightly' was a drag: the app was not named Firefox, so the testing went to ... Safari. Looking forward to the 'real' 119.

JOOP!

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I think Firefox will fix this bug one of these days. In the meantime I changed my default browser.

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Funny: I get an update to that 'nightly' almost every day. Obviously the 'cooking' goes on ...

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The Nightly branch is the major alpha developer build (119.0a1) and gets an update twice per day. Beta and Developer Edition get an update twice per week. These versions are aimed at developers to test the latest patches and report problems.

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I learn something every moment. Thanks.

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Hello all, I have run into a strange minor problem: I wanted to get back to the regular Firefox releases, but Nightly had updated my profile in such a way that I had to wait for Firefox 120 I uninstalled Nightly and installed 120.0 Since then I get a strange question about my keychain every time. ... and I haven't got one! I found some 'solutions' on the net, but those all assume a keychain in use. What to do? Refer to the attachment, please.

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You shouldn't use a profile used by Nightly with a release version as this profile is no longer compatible with release. If you no longer have the previously used release profile, then you need to create a new profile and transfer your personal data to this new profile.

See "Creating a profile":


You can copy certain files with Firefox closed from one profile folder to another/current profile folder to transfer/recover/backup your personal data. Note that best is to avoid restoring a full profile folder and only restore important files that are safe to restore/transfer.


  • bookmarks and history: places.sqlite
  • favicons: favicons.sqlite
  • bookmark backups: compressed .jsonlz4 JSON backups in the bookmarkbackups folder
  • cookies.sqlite for the Cookies
  • formhistory.sqlite for saved autocomplete Form Data
  • logins.json (encrypted logins) and key4.db (encryption key/primary password) for logins saved in the Password Manager
  • cert9.db for certificates stored in the Certificate Manager
  • persdict.dat for words added to the spell checker dictionary
  • permissions.sqlite for Permissions and possibly content-prefs.sqlite for other website specific data (Site Preferences)
  • sessionstore.jsonlz4 for open tabs and pinned tabs (see also the sessionstore-backups folder)

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Thanks for the answer, very useful. I think this info belongs to be added to any next advise to try Nightly for whatever purpose.

JOOP!

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