There was a problem sending the command to the program ... [sigh]
Posted on 2011-03-02
Got a proggy that reads data and writes .html files to the PC. My machine runs Windows 7 professional 64-bit. When I double click on such a generated .html file, Firefox shows an error message:
"There was a problem sending the command to the program"
Yet it still launches the page after that. The same thing happens sometimes with links in e-mails and such.
Obviously this is extremely irritating and it needs to stop. Here is what I have tried so far. As you can imagine I have been googling until I'm googly-eyed, and I tried some of the suggestions made by others. To wit:
- "Making Internet Explorer Your Default Browser and then Switching Back to Firefox"
Yeah. Tried that. It made no difference.
- "Setting the launch defaults to not use DDE"
Er... yeah. While that instruction seemed like there may be something to it, the instructions were given for "windows 2000/XP" Can someone explain to me HOW to do that in Windows 7 because I can't seem to find any such option. I went to the "Default Programs" section in the control panel but all that allows me to do is change the default program from IE to FireFox and vice versa, it doesn't let me specify any additional options for launch parameters.
- "Your Windoze profile may be corrupted. Try fixing your profile"
Thankfully I didn't go too far down THAT garden path. I created a brand new profile and tried launching a local .html file through that and the same thing happened. No point taking *that* suggestion any further.
So now I'm stuck. Any ideas, anyone? Ta muchly.