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Firefox 12 Won't Process Microsoft Update Internet Shortcut !

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Firefox 3.6.x would load Microsoft Update website in IETab automatically when I clicked on the Microsoft Update desktop shortcut. Since upgrading to Firefox 12.0 the shortcut no longer works. It now just launches a new blank tab with "Go to a website" in the location bar. How can I get it to open Microsoft Update site in IE Tab Plus 2.0 again???

I have Win XP SP3 with IE8 and now Firefox 12.0 as default browser.

Firefox 3.6.x would load Microsoft Update website in IETab automatically when I clicked on the Microsoft Update desktop shortcut. Since upgrading to Firefox 12.0 the shortcut no longer works. It now just launches a new blank tab with "Go to a website" in the location bar. How can I get it to open Microsoft Update site in IE Tab Plus 2.0 again??? I have Win XP SP3 with IE8 and now Firefox 12.0 as default browser.

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Does the site load via the location bar in Firefox?


Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
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The Microsoft Update site does load via the location bar in Firefox. It also loads if I right click on the desktop shortcut and click Send to Internet Explorer. But if I click on the shortcut it only goes to a blank tab in Firefox.

I cleared the Cache and removed Microsoft cookies. Still no better.

Modified by mik3fee