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WebSearch package ignores default browser on Win10 #11

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mtaki14 opened this Issue Mar 9, 2016 · 11 comments

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mtaki14 commented Mar 9, 2016

Tested with Chrome, Vivaldi, Firefox. IE is used for web searches in every case.

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polyvertex commented Mar 9, 2016

It seems that changing the default web browser on Windows 10 is trickier than on previous versions. Have your tried the procedure described here for example?

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mtaki14 commented Mar 9, 2016

Yes. Opening links from outside a browser opens whichever browser I have set as default. I don't think it's a case of not setting the default browser properly.

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polyvertex commented Mar 9, 2016

Confirmed. Win10's machinery for that matter is slightly different.
I will provide a fix but I might have to ask you to test it as I do not have a Win10 handy.

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mtaki14 commented Mar 9, 2016

Sure, just let me know.

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@polyvertex polyvertex changed the title from WebSearch package ignores default browser/ Always uses Internet Explorer to WebSearch package ignores default browser win Win10 Mar 9, 2016

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polyvertex commented Mar 9, 2016

May I ask you to test this on a Windows 10?

Instructions:

  • Download this fix (edit: link removed to avoid confusion, final fix available below)
  • Exit Keypirinha
  • Extract the content of the downloaded archive to the python\site folder in Keypirinha's install directory (destination file can be overwritten)
  • Start Keypirinha and check if the problem still occurs
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mtaki14 commented Mar 9, 2016

Nope, issue persists unfortunately.

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polyvertex commented Mar 9, 2016

Second try? (same instructions)

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mtaki14 commented Mar 9, 2016

Now it works! Findings:
-Vivaldi/Chrome: Searches open in a new window (instead of a new tab) when a browser instance is already running
-Firefox: Works as expected, opens new tab.

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polyvertex commented Mar 9, 2016

Ok.

About your observations, the "new tab" behavior is unfortunately up to the browser. The only thing you can do is tweaking the new_window setting (WebSearch package). Edit: but it is, at best, a hint given to the browser.

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mtaki14 commented Mar 9, 2016

Bingo! Changing that setting to "no" opens searches in tabs. Cheers.

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polyvertex commented Mar 10, 2016

Fixed in v2.2.

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