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Failed to locate the browser [message #438068] Thu, 07 January 2010 00:53 Go to next message
shabar
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Hi

After creating web lay out once going to run the report subject error pops up after open the firefox browser

According to suggested solutions for similar issue I checked the following path in the registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Oracle->Toolkit->TKBrowser



There
Browser Name = Netscape
Browser Path = C:\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator 9\navigator.exe


In Forms builder I set the default path to the above and it works fine.

What could be the reason

Rgds

shabar

[Updated on: Thu, 07 January 2010 01:06]

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Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438128 is a reply to message #438068] Thu, 07 January 2010 04:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Documentation suggests that you should delete all but "Default" from Windows registry (here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Oracle->Toolkit->TKBrowser). Did you do that, or did you enter Netscape stuff in there?

Moreover, Metalink note 419414.1 says that Mozilla Firefox can not be used with Report Builder's web layout (although it should work for Reports 11g which you, I believe, don't use).

Therefore, perhaps you should switch over to MS Internet Explorer while working with Reports.
Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438231 is a reply to message #438128] Thu, 07 January 2010 11:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shabar
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Hi Littlefoot

Quote:

Documentation suggests that you should delete all but "Default" from Windows registry (here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Oracle->Toolkit->TKBrowser). Did you do that, or did you enter Netscape stuff in there?


Here do you mean to delete all parameters in the registry as follows

(Default)-
BrowserName -
BrowserPath -



Please clarify

rgds

shabar
Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438251 is a reply to message #438231] Thu, 07 January 2010 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The document says "all but Default".

Backup the registry first!!!
Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438296 is a reply to message #438251] Thu, 07 January 2010 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shabar
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Hi Littlefoot


Still confusing with what u ask to do Sad


rgds

shabar

[Updated on: Thu, 07 January 2010 22:11]

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Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438309 is a reply to message #438296] Fri, 08 January 2010 00:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In my opinion, regarding the Metalin document, you should quit forcing use of Mozilla Firefox as it is not supported.

Furthermore, as I don't use MS Windows Vista, I can't tell how your registry looks like, but this is how it looks like on MS Windows XP, using Oracle Developer Suite 10g:

./fa/7284/0/

According to the documentation, it *should* look the same on Vista too (i.e. remove all entries but "Default"). Once again: before deleting anything from registry, backup the registry!
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Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438442 is a reply to message #438309] Sat, 09 January 2010 02:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shabar
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Hi Littlefoot

Thax for your further explanation

I did what you suggested. But issue remains same.


Any suggestions......


rgds

Shabar

[Updated on: Sat, 09 January 2010 02:30]

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Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438458 is a reply to message #438442] Sat, 09 January 2010 04:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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shabar wrote on Sat, 09 January 2010 09:29
Any suggestions......

Yes; use MS Internet Explorer instead.
Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438471 is a reply to message #438458] Sat, 09 January 2010 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shabar
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Hi Littlefoot

In my machine I have three browsers (IE, Firefox, Netscape)

When run the web layout it default open the Netscape.

How to set it for IE?


rgds

Shabar
Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438473 is a reply to message #438471] Sat, 09 January 2010 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's what I suppose:

A browser usually checks whether it is your default browser. If not, it offers to become one. Also, there's a checkbox which says "Don't ask me again" (or something like that).

It appears that Netscape is your default browser. Search IE's options to find out how to set it to be default.
Re: Failed to locate the browser [message #438475 is a reply to message #438473] Sat, 09 January 2010 12:07 Go to previous message
shabar
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Hi Littlefoot Thax for all suggestions Smile

I set IE as default browser. Now it's working fine.

May be other browsers not compatible

(But in Forms Builder you can set the browser with "Preference" option. But in Report builder I can't find anything like that)


Rgds

Shabar

[Updated on: Sun, 10 January 2010 01:52]

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