If NetSurf is already running, selecting a link in an
incoming message in Messenger works and NetSurf opens the
web page. However, if NetSurf is not running (but Alias$URIOpen_...
and Alias$URLOpen_... are set to run it), and I click on a link
in a Messenger message there is a pause, then the border of a
dialogue window is drawn (with no content) and the machine locks
up. The mouse pointer still moves but Alt Break etc. can't break
out of the lock-up.
If I start NetSurf from other applications, or my own Basic
functions that look at Alias$URLOpen_... and do a Wimp_StartTask,
it works OK. So it seems that whatever Messenger is doing to
fire up NetSurf causes this problem. I thought I would ask if
any other NetSurf users have seen the problem (then I'll
probably report it to RComp).
I'm running NS r4259 with Messenger 5.12 on VirtualRPC-SE
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