[Bug 173563] firefox wrongly handle empty url.

Gabriel Velo gabriel.velo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 03:57:23 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

step to reproduce:

1° set a keyboard shortcut:
    System-->preferences-->Keyboards shortcuts-->Launch web browser --> Ctrl-Alt+I

2° press Ctrl+Alt+I

Expected result: a Firefox windows with the default firefox home page configured by the user. ( ie www.google.com )
Actual result : a Firefox windows with the user home folder.

This behaviour is due to the url handler configured in /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command  as /usr/lib/firefox/firefox "%s" , so when firefox is started with a empty url ( "" ) the user home is presented to the user.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Dec  3 00:34:48 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: firefox
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox
Uname: Linux huepil 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

firefox wrongly handle empty url.
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