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"Why" question: Firefox vs Opera

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Romadoc, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Romadoc

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    Why is it that whenever I find a newspaper or journal article that I want to forward, I can generally do so with Opera but not with Firefox? Same machine, same settings. This occurs when trying to use the "email this article" function often above the desired item.
     
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    Can you be a teeny bit more specific and tell everyone what exactly you do and how it does not do what you want?
     

  3. Romadoc

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    Above an article in the Wall St. Journal was a little box marked "email". I clicked this and waited ...nothing. Then switched to Opera...same article..clicked as before ...and everything worked fine. This also happens with other newspaper or journal article. With Foxfire, I cannot even use the "send link" function. Opera works fine.
     
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    Are you using outlook express ? Firefox works fine for me using outlook.
     
  5. hwyhobo

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    Which version of Firefox are you using? What is your default mailer? Do you have a default mailer?
     
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    The "Send to a friend" link, at least at the WSJ page, uses Javascript.

    To make sure it works in Firefox:
    Go to: Tools>Options>Web Features

    Make sure "Enable Javascript" is checked.

    Others inquiring about your default e-mail program were probably thinking you were asking about "mailto:" links, which open whatever e-mail program you've set as your default in Windows (in my case this is a new browser tab for Gmail). However, this WSJ page is just a little form that WSJ uses to send an email on your behalf, rather than using your email program.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, Creeper1313.