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Firefox (Canonical/Ubuntu) snap app can't open external apps does firefox have --classic confinement policy

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I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows that ask for me to select the application to open the link.. When doing this the only option have I have is System Handler and Choose Application.. Neither option is helpful.. This did not happen with firefox packaged with .deb .. I am assuming that this deal with snap sandbox security.. I later read an article

I did a little reading and came across a link https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-snap-introducing-classic-confinement

Which instructed on how to create a snap with --classic confinement.. I am not sure if this will resolve the issue that I am having .. But I didn't find that I could install firefox snap with the --classic option.. I am not that familiar with snaps so I could be completely off but wanted to know if someone could look into it..

I would like to add an image but it doesn't seem like firefox will allow me to on this page. (Browse is not opening a window) Also copy and paste didn't work

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Try downloading another copy of Firefox, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

Okulungisiwe ngu jonzn4SUSE

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jonzn4SUSE .. I will try this as a workaround later today and respond with results. I also believe it will work.. the issue is that I am trying to use firefox through ubuntu snaps. I believe that the issue deals with the confinement policy on firefox snap.. Which I don't know if I can change or if that is set by the developers making the snap app..

I would also like to say.. Thanks so much for responding to my issue. I really appreciate your response and will try out your suggestions within the next day or two.

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You'll have to ask the folks at snap and or ubuntu about that issue. https://forum.snapcraft.io/ https://askubuntu.com/

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Hey jonzn4SUSE it seems that publisher (mozilla) need to set the confinement.. I am going to see if I can use the link of the .tar that you sent me and see if I can create my own local snap to see if this resolve my issue.. I will let you know my finding.

I will hopefully return with success. Thanks again

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jonzn4SUSE .. I also wanted to let you know that downloading firefox did fix my immediate need

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lradical said

Hey jonzn4SUSE it seems that publisher (mozilla) need to set the confinement.. I am going to see if I can use the link of the .tar that you sent me and see if I can create my own local snap to see if this resolve my issue.. I will let you know my finding. I will hopefully return with success. Thanks again

Sounds interesting. If you fix the issue be sure to pass on that info to snap folks.

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