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Why won't Firefox 14 open a link in an email in an open, sandboxed Firefox browser?
I was using Firefox 13, and also Sandboxie. I kept a sandboxed Firefox browser open all of the time. If I clicked in a link in an email, the link would be opened in the open, sandboxed Firefox browser. I updated to Firefox 14. I no longer could click on a link in an email and have the web page open in the sandboxed Firefox browser. Instead, it ignored the sandboxed browser and opened a normal browser. This defeats the purpose of the easy security measure I was using. Is there any way to make a clicked link in an email open in a sandboxed Firefox 14 browser, rather than ignoring it and opening the link in a normal, not-sandboxed Firefox browser? In the meantime, I uninstalled Firefox 14 and reinstalled Firefox 13, and I can once again open a link in an email directly into an open, sandboxed Firefox browser, v. 13.
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One more thing you could try is to completely delete the previous configuration in Sandboxie and create a fresh configuration for Firefox.
Are you running a regular Firefox version in Sandboxie or a Firefox portable version?
Hi! I am running a regular version of Firefox. Since I have no portable devices, I have no use for the portable version.
Thanks! I'll try that, and try Firefox 14 again.
Is that sandboxed Firefox opened with a -no-remote command line switch?
No, Cor-el, I don't use command-line switches. I just open Firefox by clicking on its desktop shortcut icon. I have accepted numerous Firefox updates, and this is the first time this ever has happened. Always before, I just went about my usual business of opening the updated browser in its sandbox, and everything worked fine. A mystery. But mysteries have answers!
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I tried that, Dumdidadida. I erased the Sandboxie configuration and started over again from scratch. Then I once again installed Firefox 14. Same thing as before. It opens a clicked link in an email in a new, normal browser rather than opening it in an open sandboxed Firefox. Actually, I reinstalled Firefox 14 before making the new Sandboxie configuration. So I have given up, uninstalled Firefox 14, and reinstalled Firefox 13. That makes it work the way I want it to. I'll just go with that.
Thanks for the tip, dumdidadida. But I never have more than one instance of Firefox open at a time. This morning, automatic updates updated me again to Firefox 14, and I tested it, and I have the same problem as before. So I disabled my internet connection, uninstalled Firefox 14, and reinstalled Firefox 13 from a saved setup. Again, it worked like a charm. So I changed the Firefox settings to disable automatic updates. Since I work almost exclusively in the sandboxed Firefox, I am not that concerned about security. Thanks for everything!