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moderated Run Dialogue & Websites


Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.
 
You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Glenn / Lenny
 

Mike,
Did they include the http:// part?
Not all web sites use the WWW part though.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
To: JList
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:56 PM
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hi All,
 
I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.
 
You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Richard Turner
 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


JM Casey
 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Mike B
 

Glenn,
 
Yes, it was included as well as trying just, www. , or https://www.

Glenn, what's the name of that group you started a few months ago?
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Mike,
Did they include the http:// part?
Not all web sites use the WWW part though.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
To: JList
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:56 PM
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hi All,
 
I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.
 
You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Mike B
 

Hi JM,
 
They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


JM Casey
 

Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things through.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi JM,

 

They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Dave Durber
 

Hello:
 
When you type a URL into the Windows "Run" dialogue box, you must include "http://", "https://", "www.", (without the quotes) or, something similar, before the designated name of the URL. If you do not, you will get the Windows error message , that the designated name of the URL cannot be found and you should make sure the name is entered correctly and try again.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things through.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi JM,

 

They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Bob Kennedy
 


Just to throw some confusion into the mix, if you are trying to reach the mobile version of FaceBook, it is m.facebook.com The word basic will draw up an error like he said.

I don't know if you are paying for the Eset security or not but I had to get rid of it. They claimed to be a part of Microsoft at one time and Microsoft doesn't contract with anyone to do their work. A lesson I learned after having to have MS clean up a mess they had made on my computer.

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, 02:33:27 PM EST, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:


Hi JM,
 
They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Don H
 

No http orwww is needed on my computer. just typed youtube.com and went right to it. Key is haveing the file type for .com and net set to be opened by a browser of your choice.

On 12/13/2020 5:47 AM, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello:
When you type a URL into the Windows "Run" dialogue box, you must include "http://";, "https://";, "www.", (without the quotes) or, something similar, before the designated name of the URL. If you do not, you will get the Windows error message , that the designated name of the URL cannot be found and you should make sure the name is entered correctly and try again.
Dave
----- Original Message -----
*From:* JM Casey <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:41 PM
*Subject:* Re: Run Dialogue & Websites
Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some
configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things
through.
*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Mike B
*Sent:* December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Run Dialogue & Websites
Hi JM,
They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling
it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I
get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.
Stay safe and take care. Mike.
----- Original Message -----
*From:*JM Casey <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>
*To:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:*Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM
*Subject:*Re: Run Dialogue & Websites
The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be
invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web
domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com
<http://www.google.com> into the run box, it *will* work – I am not
sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows.
However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work.
Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.
As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but
do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try
temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer
(which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.
*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
*Richard Turner
*Sent:* December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Run Dialogue & Websites
If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used
http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some
sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.
Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the
subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack
lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59
Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com
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*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Mike B
*Sent:* Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
*To:* JList <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>
*Subject:* Run Dialogue & Websites
Hi All,
I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer. When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I
checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that
all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens
when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.
You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and
you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't
work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this
issue?  All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks much.
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Mike B
 

Hi Dave,
 
Even when you add all the http, https or anything else and hit enter nothing happens.  Other searches work just fine, just not URL's.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hello:
 
When you type a URL into the Windows "Run" dialogue box, you must include "http://", "https://", "www.", (without the quotes) or, something similar, before the designated name of the URL. If you do not, you will get the Windows error message , that the designated name of the URL cannot be found and you should make sure the name is entered correctly and try again.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things through.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi JM,

 

They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I just tried typing Microsoft.com in the run dialog and windows could not find it. I typed Https://www.microsoft.com and it open it . I also tried typing Microsoft.com just in the search and it opened it. I don't see a need of doing this when you can open the browser first and type in the URL.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hi Dave,
 
Even when you add all the http, https or anything else and hit enter nothing happens.  Other searches work just fine, just not URL's.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hello:
 
When you type a URL into the Windows "Run" dialogue box, you must include "http://", "https://", "www.", (without the quotes) or, something similar, before the designated name of the URL. If you do not, you will get the Windows error message , that the designated name of the URL cannot be found and you should make sure the name is entered correctly and try again.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things through.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi JM,

 

They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Mike B
 

Hi Loy,
 
This is what the lady is wondering, why the Run dialogue isn't working.  She knows she can open a browser but, that's not answering the question.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

I just tried typing Microsoft.com in the run dialog and windows could not find it. I typed Https://www.microsoft.com and it open it . I also tried typing Microsoft.com just in the search and it opened it. I don't see a need of doing this when you can open the browser first and type in the URL.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hi Dave,
 
Even when you add all the http, https or anything else and hit enter nothing happens.  Other searches work just fine, just not URL's.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hello:
 
When you type a URL into the Windows "Run" dialogue box, you must include "http://", "https://", "www.", (without the quotes) or, something similar, before the designated name of the URL. If you do not, you will get the Windows error message , that the designated name of the URL cannot be found and you should make sure the name is entered correctly and try again.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things through.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi JM,

 

They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Tim Dixon
 

Hi Mike

Sounds like the default browser, but see that you have checked that. 

If I recall correctly it may be file associations that need looking at. I suspect HTTPS:// is not associated correctly. 

I would try switching default browsers to see if that fixes it. If not then Google may hold the answer by adding in file association. 


Thanks
Tim


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 18:29
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites
 
Hi Loy,
 
This is what the lady is wondering, why the Run dialogue isn't working.  She knows she can open a browser but, that's not answering the question.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

I just tried typing Microsoft.com in the run dialog and windows could not find it. I typed Https://www.microsoft.com and it open it . I also tried typing Microsoft.com just in the search and it opened it. I don't see a need of doing this when you can open the browser first and type in the URL.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hi Dave,
 
Even when you add all the http, https or anything else and hit enter nothing happens.  Other searches work just fine, just not URL's.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Hello:
 
When you type a URL into the Windows "Run" dialogue box, you must include "http://", "https://", "www.", (without the quotes) or, something similar, before the designated name of the URL. If you do not, you will get the Windows error message , that the designated name of the URL cannot be found and you should make sure the name is entered correctly and try again.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

Yeah, seems worth a shot. If it works, then there’s probably some configuration option in eset that can be changed to let these things through.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi JM,

 

They're running Eset as their antivirus and I didn't try disabling it but, I'll let her know and or, I'll disable it the next time I get on her computer to see if this is the culprit.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----

From: JM Casey

Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:17 AM

Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

The http: part is always assumed. In fact your browser cannot be invoked without it. Because www. Is such a common prefix for web domains, though, if you enter in something like www.google.com into the run box, it *will* work – I am not sure but I guess the http:// is automatically invoked by Windows. However, typing in something like mbasic.facebook.com will not work. Windows has no way of telling that it’s supposed to be a URL.

 

As to the problem this person is having – it’s just a thought, but do they have any third party security software running? Perhaps try temporarily disabling it. Maybe it is preventing file explorer (which controls the run dialogue box) from invoking a browser.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: December 12, 2020 02:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

If it was saying something like file not found, be sure they used http:// and if it is a secure site, https:// and as Glen said, some sites don’t use the www. Just the http:// or https:// part.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

*I’m not the card shark

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:57 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Run Dialogue & Websites

 

Hi All,

 

I ran into a strange problem on a friend's Windows 7 Home computer.  When you type a URL into the Run Dialogue nothing happens!  I checked to make sure a browser was selected as the default and that all program associations were selected but, still nothing happens when you press enter on a URL from the Run Dialogue.

 

You can type, Notepad, or other commands into the Run Dialogue and you'll go straight to them but, for whatever reason URL's don't work, so to speak.  Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this issue?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.