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Firefox Links to local or network pages do not <a href="file:///T:/XX/bat/xx.bat" type="application/bat" target

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Hi All, the problem i am having on users systems is that the link that points to the network drive for a batch file to execute nothing happens in FF but works in IE

 <a href="file:///T:/XX/bat/xx.bat">

i found some fixes which is the current user profile but i would like to push the following out for all users without resetting their current settings. i am currently still running ff v12 but i would like to update v 15.x with the fix.

1. opendownload.xpi
2. opendownload2-3.2.1-fx+sm.xpi
3. user.js

Modified by cor-el

Chosen solution

Hi All, problem has been resolved. Extracted plug-ins needed to be copied to Program Files\extension folder instead of user extension folder. system base fix instead of user base.

thank you all for your support.

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these files seems to fix the problem but i would like to get an permanent solution for these .bat files to open without nay prompts.
1. opendownload.xpi
2. opendownload2-3.2.1-fx+sm.xpi
3. user.js
THANK YOU ALL.

jscher2000
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You found a way to launch a .bat file from a local file in Firefox?! Maybe you trust that one file, but I'm not sure whether you want to make any global changes to accommodate it...

Could you explain in a little more detail what you're trying to do on the end user machines?

Question owner

Thanks for getting back to me. I am am using customized mozilla.cfg file to locks few settings and homepage. the links are on intranet site where user can launch applications using the shortcuts.

I have added these three lines below to configuration file and and it gets me to save or cancel prompts. pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.checkloaduri.enabled", "allAccess"); pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "http://www.xxx.com"); pref("capability.policy.policynames", "localfilelinks");

One more to go: I need to install the add-ons which lets me run/open the batch file. what i have now is to install it for profile base but need to accomplish to install the two .xpi files or all users who logs in.

  opendownload.xpi

opendownload2-3.2.1-fx+sm.xpi

It works profile base so i am testing to make sure these add-ons are installed for all user. if i can get this accomplished then i can push the fix to all users.

Thank you.

Modified by kitakoro

Chosen Solution

Hi All, problem has been resolved. Extracted plug-ins needed to be copied to Program Files\extension folder instead of user extension folder. system base fix instead of user base.

thank you all for your support.