Firefox url shortcut association


  1. Posts : 985
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    Firefox url shortcut association


    All my desktop shortcuts have become unassociated with Firefox. Favicons missing

    Firefox url shortcut association-url.png

    Firefox url shortcut association-url.png

    Firefox is not included in the list

    Firefox url shortcut association-url.2.png

    Firefox still remains as default

    Firefox url shortcut association-ur3l.png
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    All my desktop shortcuts have become unassociated with Firefox. Favicons missing
    Have you considered simply using a System Restore point?

    I don't know what you're right clicking, but if I click a .url shortcut, there's no Open With option.
    That's true for shortcuts created by dragging from the lock icon on the browser, and for manually created shortcuts.

    Personally I'd not choose to fill my desktop with internet shortcuts- but that's your choice of course.

    You seem to have quite a lot of issues over time...
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    dalchina said:
    I don't know what you're right clicking, but if I click a .url shortcut, there's no Open With option.
    Why would I be right clicking? That "How do you want to open this file" was the result of a left click. The first thing I noticed tho, before left clicking, was that the shortcut had no favicon. I already had a hunch what the result would be.

    I'm sure you know this disassociation is not necessarily a rare event. I've experienced this in the past, but it's been a while. The fix was simple. I just chose my Firefox executable from "Look for another app on this PC", but I didn't want to do so before coming here, just in case more info was required from me.

    In general, when seeking answers, I not only seek repair, but prevention. I just want to know why. In this case, I was looking for an explanation of cause. By doing so, over time, maybe one day, If I'm lucky, I'll have one tenth of your expertise? Probably not, but you can't blame a guy for trying

    This happened after restoring a Macrium backup. I'm still traumatized over the grief I had in the past with restore points.

    dalchina said:
    Personally I'd not choose to fill my desktop - but that's your choice of course.
    I never said my desktop was "filled" with internet shortcuts. Just a handful. Curious as to what harm might come from that?
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    Why would I be right clicking?
    And thank you for your reply.

    Your second screenshot is 'Open With', isn't it? A rt click option?

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10
    You could try the one for URL.
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    22H2 64 Bit Pro
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    Click "More apps" > "Look for another app on this PC" and browse to firefox executable location.

    Firefox url shortcut association-open-1.jpg

    Firefox url shortcut association-open-2.jpg
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    It seems that "Look for another app on this PC" option is missing in your screenshot. If anyone knows why - please post.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    kitpzyxmsir said:
    All my desktop shortcuts have become unassociated with Firefox. Favicons missing

    Firefox url shortcut association-url.png

    Firefox url shortcut association-url.png
    Try choosing Internet browser.
    That's what you'd choose in Choose default applications by file type so it might resolve matters.
    Firefox url shortcut association-settings-apps-default-apps-choose-default-applications-file-type-url-internet-browser.png


    All the best,
    Denis
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    Callender said:
    It seems that "Look for another app on this PC" option is missing in your screenshot. If anyone knows why - please post.
    Callender said:
    Click "More apps" > "Look for another app on this PC" and browse to firefox executable location.
    Firefox url shortcut association-open-1.jpg
    Firefox url shortcut association-open-2.jpg
    dalchina said:
    And thank you for your reply.

    Your second screenshot is 'Open With', isn't it? A rt click option?

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10
    You could try the one for URL.
    It was a left click. The image I posted of "How do you want to to open this file" is what happens when you left click on a non-associated shortcut. If I had scrolled down on it a bit before taking the screenshot, it would have revealed the "Look for another app on this PC" part.

    However, If I had done that, you would not have seen "How do you want to to open this file", that's why I chose this view view below. Since this is a familiar dialog, I assumed it would be understood that "Look for another app on this PC" existed further down

    Firefox url shortcut association-url.png

    But, surprise surprise, guess what?? I was using a different profile last night. Then I close it and went back to the one I'm using now, by way of the Firefox Profile Manager.

    Upon launching, I did not get that prompt to 'Make Firefox your default browser". I then went to a saved internet shortcut in my data partition, and immediately noticed it had no favicon. Firefox had once again lost it's default status, and I had to re-associate it, but now, in 'Default apps" there was three entries for Firefox instead of two. I had to pick the one on the bottom.

    The thing is, I only have two separate install folders. So, how could I have three options? Two Edge options?

    Firefox url shortcut association-default.png

    So, what do you think about that?

    BTW, after re-associating the browser, the shortcut favicon simultaneously immediately returned. No need to re-associate .url, but the favicon was different from the one I chose previously, which was from firefox.exe in the install folder.

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    Try3 said:
    Try choosing Internet browser.
    That's what you'd choose in Choose default applications by file type so it might resolve matters.
    Firefox url shortcut association-settings-apps-default-apps-choose-default-applications-file-type-url-internet-browser.png


    All the best,
    Denis
    Thanks Denis, if when it happens again, that's what I'll do
    Last edited by kitpzyxmsir; 24 Jul 2023 at 19:10.
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