URL attachments to Sprinter test steps are always opened with Google Chrome

When Google Chrome is installed on the Sprinter system, URL attachments to Sprinter test steps are opened through Chrome browser even if the system default browser is Internet Explorer or FireFox and .url file extension is associated to one of them.

This is a defect in Sprinter, it takes the browser path from a path set in the Windows registry key (Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command).

This will be solved in future Sprinter releases. As a workaround until then, please perform the below steps to modify Sprinter behavior when opening URL attachments:

1. Open Windows registry by selecting “Start > Run” and typing regedit.

2. Navigate to the registry key: Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command

3. Edit the string value contained in the key as: “<path_to_iexplore.exe>” –nohome

4. Restart the machine to allow the changes to take effect.

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