Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#2196 closed task (fixed)

g.manual on Windows opens extra file explorer window

Reported by: marisn Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.0.5
Component: Python Version: unspecified
Keywords: Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: MSWindows Vista


When launching manual with g.manual -i on Windows an extra Windows Explorer window is opened. (I get two windows - Firefox (as expected) and also Windows Explorer pointing to "My Documents" folder)

Historicaly a "explorer" hack was introduced to provide default web browser on Windows. It was working just fine on g.manual script version. See #980 for history.

Upgrade to Python needs a new approach how to launch the default web browser on Windows without launching an extra explorer window.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by wenzeslaus, 9 years ago

I noticed Platform MS Windows Vista. Does this happen with other MS Windows versions?

See also #2008 (search for word "browser", it is multiple-topic ticket). I'm not sure how much it is related but there was an discussion about testing presence of browser by running it versus just trying to execute it. No consensus was made at that topic, although I have some conclusion of my own (comment:34:ticket:2008).

comment:2 by martinl, 7 years ago


comment:3 by wenzeslaus, 7 years ago

What is the current behavior on Windows now?

comment:4 by martinl, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Launching g.manual -i from the menu and from the Command Prompt starts only Firefox. Tested on two Windows computers with GRASS 7.0.4. Closing, feel free to reopen if needed.

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