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Always allow... check box not respected for external links

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Hi all,

We have an internal web application that uses an external application on our pc's to handle certain links.

After updating Firefox to version 8X it now continually asks to open these links. The Always allow... checkbox is not respected. Once checking the box it lasts for the period you have the browser open but as soon as you close Firefox and open again it will again prompt.

I tried renaming my handlers.json file and letting it be rebuilt to no avail.

Anyone know what he issue might be?

thanks

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Firefox 84 added a site-level perrmission to protocol links launching external applications. If Firefox loses your site approvals at shutdown, it could be due to:

  • using automatic private browsing ("Never remember history")
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" with "Site Preferences" ticked in the Settings dialog

I think other users have mentioned that this is the key setting to disable the new behavior:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste protocol and pause while the list is filtered

Scroll to the end of the list...

(3) Double-click the security.external_protocol_requires_permission preference to switch the value from true to false

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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So is this broken in Firefox now?

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Firefox 84 added a site-level perrmission to protocol links launching external applications. If Firefox loses your site approvals at shutdown, it could be due to:

  • using automatic private browsing ("Never remember history")
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" with "Site Preferences" ticked in the Settings dialog

I think other users have mentioned that this is the key setting to disable the new behavior:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste protocol and pause while the list is filtered

Scroll to the end of the list...

(3) Double-click the security.external_protocol_requires_permission preference to switch the value from true to false

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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Thanks for the reply jscher2000. Simply unchecking Data/Site Preferences in the Clear History options solved the problem!

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