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IDE Build 020301_1 EA RC1
When External Browser" is not configured properly,
user gets a dialog titled "Exception" with the message
'Could not access the URL through th eexternal browser. Check the configuration.
In the Options window, expand IDE Configuration.....'
The Message guidance needs to start from the "Tools Menu Choose the Options
Also, can the dialog title be chnaged from "Exception" to "Error" ?
Can anyone refine the message before I will commit it?
I looked at the original message in the resource bundle. Here is
what I suggest:
Could not access the URL through the external browser. Check the
browser configuration. From the Tools menu, choose Options. In
the Options window, expand the IDE Configuration node. Then expand
the Server and External Tool Settings node followed by the Web
Browsers node. Select the external browser type and modify the Browser
Executable property if necessary.
People, please set the component field properly. This is not core,
I applied Gail's message to NetBeans trunk.
Verified with nb dev build 200203250100
This problem is still an issue in 3.6 on some windows XP machines.
No external web browsers will launch. Not Firefox, netscape or IE.
only the internal one will work at all.
There is also a problem, perhaps related, that the path the the
default system browser in in the old dos 8.3 formate and will not
update even if you browse and locate the file. The find file dialog
shows the full, correct path name but this does not update the config
property when selected.
Please annotate the exception. On the welkome screen are some
weblinks. When the webrowser is not correctly configured the exception
is shown to user on clicking to a url.
IHMO this issue should be solved for 4.0 release.
*** Issue 33962 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
I looked at this and don't understand which exception should be
annotated. Could you provide log of the exception and a reproducible
case with description?