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ITsVISTA Adobe KB-Link: kb403122

HTML links don”t open in default web browser on Windows Vista with Adobe AIR

When a link is clicked on Windows Vista, the page opens in Internet Explorer even if another browser is selected as the default.

This issue occurs when using links <a href=""></a> in the htmlText attribute of the <mx:Text> component.

Windows Vista does not make the required additional registry entries correctly when a browser other than Internet Explorer is set as the default browser. When an attempt to load the URL is made, Adobe AIR uses Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) to connect to an open instance of the browser registered for URL requests. If that fails, Adobe AIR falls back on Shell Execution.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Adobe KB Article kb403122.

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