by  inflectra.adam Wednesday, December 16, 2015

If you try and connect to Firefox with Rapise immediately after Firefox has updated, you may see the following error message:

Microsoft JScript runtime error: 'Navigator.GetBrowserHWND()' is null or not an object

This can happen because during the Firefox update process, the location of Firefox is temporarily moved from:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\updated\firefox.exe

You can verify the location of the running version of Firefox by starting Windows Task Manager and then doing a right-click and choosing properties for the Firefox.exe*32 process. If it shows C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\updated\firefox.exe as the process location then there was a recent update.

As described on the Firefox website ( this means that there is an incomplete update pending.

The resolution is to do a reboot of the computer or VM and then Rapise should connect fine.

In a small number of cases rebooting the machine will not be sufficient and the only solution will be to uninstall and reinstall Firefox.

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  • Last Updated: 12/16/2015
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