#630 ✓resolved

Detect Browser/Test Browser

Reported by mo4umoney | January 28th, 2009 @ 05:42 AM | in Support

Configuration Manager/Browser tab
Browser command; Linux command: netscape Windows command: start netscape

When I click on "Detect Browser" the following error message pops up;

"Cannot Detect Browser"; "This Java Virtual Machine cannot detect the default browser type. Upgrading to a post-1.4 version of Java might help"

When I click on "Test Browser" the following error message pops up;

"Failed to launch Browser"; "Failed to launch Browser. The error log contains more details but some common problems are: Your path does not contain the binary to launch. The executable is misnamed. The executable path contains spaces, but is not quoted. You should be able to copy the browser line, and execute it at the command line, followed by a URL, and it should go to that page."

The last few auctions I sniped failed. I upgraded to 2.0BETA11. I downloaded Java free download this morning, installed it, and rebooted. I am using windows XP. My default browser is firefox. What do I need to do to correct these error messages so that jbidwatcher detects and starts the browser? Is this the reason my snipes failed?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers February 13th, 2009 @ 01:14 PM

    • Milestone changed from 2.0 Full Release to Support
    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”


    Upgrade your version of Java. The odds are that you are running Java 1.4.2 or something like it; i.e. an old version. You can get the latest at http://java.com/getjava and try again.

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

    triaging old bugs

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