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"Email link" option changes font to "Times New Roman" at end of the URL in Outlook

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When using the "Email link" option in Firefox, it then calls Outlook, then inserts the title of the webpage, as well as the URL. This is a handy feature that I have been using for years, but has always had an annoying bug.

The URL in the body of the message conforms with Outlook's settings (font is Calibri 11 for me), but then Firefox also adds a space at the end of the URL, which is formatted in Times New Roman 12. I have gone through every template and setting Outlook and checked for TNR. It is nowhere to be found. This is something that Firefox is doing, and has been doing for many, many years (at least as far back as version 3.6, all the way to 17, which I'm running now.

When using the "Email link" option in Firefox, it then calls Outlook, then inserts the title of the webpage, as well as the URL. This is a handy feature that I have been using for years, but has always had an annoying bug. The URL in the body of the message conforms with Outlook's settings (font is Calibri 11 for me), but then Firefox also adds a space at the end of the URL, which is formatted in Times New Roman 12. I have gone through every template and setting Outlook and checked for TNR. It is nowhere to be found. This is something that Firefox is doing, and has been doing for many, many years (at least as far back as version 3.6, all the way to 17, which I'm running now.

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  • IE Tab 2 Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.0
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  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

This can easily be reproduced.
- Just to go any webpage (eg: www.google.com) and select the "Email link" option, with your default email client being Outlook (doesn't matter the version... it may even happen with other email clients, but I haven't tested that).
- Place your cursor at the end of the URL to see it changes to Times New Roman. Also notice the URL itself is formatted in your default font for new email messages in your mail client.
This seems to happen with 99% of webpages. Interestingly enough, I've found that http://support.mozilla.org has this problem, but the specific page I'm on now (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new/desktop/fix-problems/form?search=%22Email+link%22+option+changes+font+to+%22Times+New+Roman%22+at+end+of+the+URL+in+Outlook&step=aaq-question) doesn't. Maybe that helps?