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[SOLVED] Firefox opens blank pages intead of URL

Problem When trying to open an URL with Firefox (eg. via File Manager of Mail Reader), Firefox opens a blank page or your homepage (if it's set to something other than blank) instead of the URL. This situation has been reported and confirmed as a bug (bug #1427144 on launchpad). Solution It seems that the problem is in the file /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/firefox.desktop , and replacing the last line fixes it. Fix You can fix it manually (1) or just run the command (2) that creates a backup and automatically replaces the broken line. Manual : Open /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/firefox.desktop with your favorite text editor and root permissions (eg. sudo mousepad /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/firefox.desktop ). Then replace the following line: X-XFCE-CommandsWithParameter=%B -remote "openURL(%s)";%B %s; With this one: X-XFCE-CommandsWithParameter=%B %s;%B %s; Automatic : Open a terminal window and run: cd /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/ && sudo cp fi