[New-bugs-announce] [issue23262] webbrowser module broken with Firefox 36+

Stephan Sokolow report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jan 18 05:16:56 CET 2015

New submission from Stephan Sokolow:

As of Firefox 36 (currently in beta channel), the -remote option has been removed.


As such, attempting to open http://www.example.com/ using webbrowser.open() or webbrowser.open_new_tab() results in "File not Found" tabs pointing to these two URLs, respectively:


As I happen to have the Dead Snakes PPA set up on Lubuntu 14.04 for use with tox, I was able to confirm this as an issue in Python 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4.

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 234218
nosy: ssokolow
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: webbrowser module broken with Firefox 36+
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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