Control-clicking hyperlink in Word fails when invoking URL in Firefox


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RichardOnRails

I visited http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978526.aspx
in order to come up to speed on Windows Power Shell.

I scaped the page and pasted in into a new Word document
in order to be able to read the text while
intermittently using the Internet for other purposes, e.g.
timely responding to email.

I created a "Source" hyperlink pointing to the webpage.
When I control-clicked this link, the Technet page was
displayed correctly in Firefox for a second or two. Then
the address bar had the text "FirefoxHTML\Shell\Open\Command"
appended, causing an error page to be displayed. When I
removed this foreign text, the original web page displayed
correctly.

All the links in the Word document suffered the same corruption,
and this behavior occurred for MSWord documents
created by scraping other web pages.

This anomoly first occurred a day or two ago. I installed
a Microsoft security patch the other day I believe. I don't
think there was any other change to my system.

Has anyone else seen this behavior?
 
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R

RichardOnRails

I visitedhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978526.aspx
in order to come up to speed on Windows Power Shell.

I scaped the page and pasted in into a new Word document
in order to be able to read the text while
intermittently using the Internet for other purposes, e.g.
timely responding to email.

I created a "Source" hyperlink pointing to the webpage.
When I control-clicked this link, the Technet page was
displayed correctly in Firefox for a second or two.  Then
the address bar had the text "FirefoxHTML\Shell\Open\Command"
appended, causing an error page to be displayed.  When I
removed this foreign text, the original web page displayed
correctly.

All the links in the Word document suffered the same corruption,
and this behavior occurred for MSWord documents
created by scraping other web pages.

This anomaly first occurred a day or two ago.  I installed
a Microsoft security patch the other day I believe. I don't
think there was any other change to my system.

Has anyone else seen this behavior?

I forgot to add two things:

1. My system configuration:
a. WinXP-Pro/SP3
b. Microsoft Office Word 2003 (11.8345.8341) SP3
c. Firefox 12.0

2. Firefox was upgraded recently. I can't remember if this problem
occurred immediately after the upgrade to ver. 12. I'll try to post
this question on a Firefox newsgroup of some sort.
 

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