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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0029133RunnerWindowsPublic2018-03-14 09:38
ReporterSam CummingAssigned ToChris Harrison 
PriorityLowSeverityC - GeneralReproducibility100%
Status AssignedResolutionOpen 
PlatformWindowsOSOS Version
Product Version2.1.3 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0029133: Windows: url_open() should use Windows' "Default Browser" setting, not the .html file association
DescriptionThe runner will use the user-specified default HTML Editor instead of the Default Browser when dealing with HTML/HTTP functions.

If you select a HTML file, right click it, and set the default program for opening to be a non-Browser application, the Runner will open that application when a HTML/HTTP function is called.
Steps To Reproduce1. Open the attached project.
2. Find a HTML file on your system and set its Default 'Open With' to a non-Browser application, such as Notepad.
3. Run for Windows.
4. Observe that the application you specified is opened when url_open() is encountered.
5. Reset your default Open With to a browser.
6. Run for Windows.
7. Observe that the browser opens and takes you to the YoYo Games website.
1.4 Found In
2.x Runtime Found In2.1.3.189
2.x Runtime Verified In


Sam Cumming

2018-03-13 10:26


140364Confirm.yyz (19,157 bytes)

Daniel Cleaton

2018-03-14 09:18

Adminstrator   ~0058213

Last edited: 2018-03-14 09:23

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url_open() has always just called whatever handling application Windows has registered for the protocol requested (http, https, mailto, etc.). So this is as expected. Otherwise, it would need to search your hard drive for the install location of the specific browser or e-mail client you intended to be opened on your machine, and it can't do that.

We should update the manual page for url_open() to explicitly state this, as right now it does just say "your browser" will be opened.

Daniel Cleaton

2018-03-14 09:29

Adminstrator   ~0058214

Actually, Windows 10 at least *does* have a separate setting for what is your default browser and what is your default mail client, so it should actually be possible to now just query and use this instead.