Firefox 0.9.2, Thunderbird 0.7.2, Mozilla 1.7.1 Coming Soon

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Branches have been created for three of mozilla.org's latest releases, in order to fix an external Windows protocol handler bug. The fix involves disabling the shell: protocol handler, which was found to enable pages to run executables on Windows via a link.

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    dog Guest

    Thanks Ron, ;)

    Steve - *puppy*
     

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    Actually it's very easy to fix the bug yourself.

    You can either download the fix via Extensions or do it manually, which I did.

    Using Firefox of course, open a new window/tab

    1 Type " about:config " in the address bar [no quotes]
    2 Look for the " network.protocol-handler.external.shell ' line
    3 If you see that line the value must be false.
    4 Just double click the entry, a box opens, simply type in " false " and OK

    OR... if no line found...

    5 Right click anywhere in the window...
    6 Select New/Boolean
    7 In the Box put " network.protocol-handler.external.shell " [without quotes]
    8 OK that, you get new box, type in false. OK that.

    You will see a new line.. it WILL be in bold, as it was user initiated.
    I did it like that and it worked, but I also tested the download patch to check and it put it in over the bold.

    Close FF and restart, type about:config again, and check to see if it takes.

    OR...dl fix here.


    http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=22076&category=main


    Cheers, TAS
     

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    Mozilla 1.7.1 NOW AVAILABLE
     
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