Workaround for browse-url and friends on Windows
pete.forman at westerngeco.com
Tue Jan 8 04:03:40 EST 2008
I've just updated from 21.5.17 to 21.5.28 on XP native using the
pre-built binary kit. I found that clicking on links no longer opened
them in my external browser. A simple illustration in *scratch* is:
(mswindows-shell-execute "open" "http://www.xemacs.org/")
21.5.17 successfully opens the page in my external browser. 21.5.28
gives the following error:
Process error: Running ShellExecute, "The system cannot find the file
specified. ", "open", "http://www.xemacs.org/"
Ben Wing put his hand up for this in a message of 2005-10-20:
So a workaround is to set mswindows-shortcuts-are-symlinks to nil.
Links now work.
Another example that needs the workaround is:
(mswindows-shell-execute "explore" "c:")
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