Author Topic: OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?  (Read 698 times)

Dariusz Piatkowski

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OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?
« on: February 01, 2021, 03:59:48 pm »
 :o

Of all things to have ran into a problem, I am unable to open up my Firefox browser from within AOO Calc. This is on a AOO 4.1.7 install.

So imagine the following: I have a spreadsheet cell which has a URL in it, clicking on that URL produces the following error:

"OpenOffice could not find a web browser on your system. Please check your Desktop Preferences or install a web browser (for example, Mozilla) in the default location requested during the browser installation"

OK, fair enough.

The AOO README states the following:

Code: [Select]
- Internet Application Integration (optional)

  You may download it from the author's website if needed:
  https://sites.google.com/site/chuckmckinnis/os-2

  When configured properly, it is possible to use Thunderbird for sending
  your documents. To enable this feature, the Internet Application
  Integration tool must be installed and configured for your email client.
  In AOO options, Internet settings, set email program field to 'thunderbird'.
  The full path for executable and directories will be taken from your INI
  files (IAI settings).

  The default OS/2 browser will be used for opening web pages. To enable
  this feature, the Internet Application Integration tool must be installed
  and configured for your browser.

...and indeed I have the IAI v 1.0.9.1 installed and the 'Web browser' is pointing to my current Firefox install.

I do not actually have IAI configured for email handling (to use Thunderbird), although I do have the AOO itself pointing to my PMMail (under Tools=>Options=>Internet=>E-mail).

By all accounts outside of AOO the WPS browser integration works fine otherwise, but I suspect that's more indicative of the WPS object setups (URL) than anything else.

Alright...so what am I missing? Our OS2World forum search did not net any answers, which I hope is a good sign, meaning: for everyone else this is flat out working out-of-the-box, so the root cause maybe just a small missing little setup on my part?

ivan

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Re: OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 07:57:49 pm »
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Alright...so what am I missing? Our OS2World forum search did not net any answers, which I hope is a good sign, meaning: for everyone else this is flat out working out-of-the-box, so the root cause maybe just a small missing little setup on my part?

There is the other thing that maybe no one else has tried what you are doing - myself I have never put a url into a spreadsheet since you can't manipulate it mathematically, but that is just me  ;)

Neil Waldhauer

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Re: OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 08:50:53 pm »
If you do report a bug in OpenOffice, please share how you did it. I tried to get an account to report a bug but nothing worked.
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Re: OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 02:07:36 am »
Is this perhaps what you are looking for:

https://issues.apache.org/ooo/createaccount.cgi


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Re: OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 03:22:59 am »
Yes, that's it. Does that work for you?
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Re: OpenOffice and web browser...what's the secret?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 02:29:03 pm »
Yes, that's it. Does that work for you?

Due to spam we had to disable the account creation.
But I will have a look at the linked mail address, in the meantime you can always write to dev@openoffice.apache.org to request a Bugzilla account.

Regards,
   Matthias

P.S.: Creating an issue for AOO is one thing, but it needs someone to solve it.
Esp. for OS/2 we only have Yuri doing the port and I am the only one in the project who can test AOO on ArcaOS. Other platforms are in a better situation, but still we are all volunteers spending our private time on the project.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2021, 01:01:46 am by Matthias Seidel »