Thanks for checking. If you can, please let me know what your setting is in Roboform options on the "Login Browser" tab: Roboform2Go New Browser window is: Next are three selections - Default Browser, Internet Explorer, or Other with a place to show the path of another browser. Also, if possible, look at Internet Explorer Options on the "Programs tab and tell me what is shown for HTML Editor. It will help me to determine just what is happening on my system.
I believe that Roboform is NOT using the default browser at all - at least it isn't on my machine. I believe that it is for some reason looking only at Internet Explorer's configured HTML editor.
As a proof to myself, I changed the HTML editor setting to "Notepad". It is normally set to use Word. Now Roboform is set to use "Other", and I show the path to firefox.exe in Program Files. Guess what? Clicking New Version Check opened Notepad this time.
Yes, I can just install the newer version - I already downloaded it. But I am curious as to what is causing this on my PC. It is apparent that it is NOT calling the default browser. At least not this time on my machine. And I like to know why whenever something out of the ordinary occurs. Just for kicks I clicked on "Check for new version" on 30 other programs during the course of the day (Most all use the same basic script - version-check.html). All 30 either checked online silently without actually opening a browser page (8 did this) or opened a page in Firefox (19 did this). The other three opened a dialog that said there was a newer version and showed a link to go to their download page - and then opened Firefox when I clicked on the link in that dialog.
I think that the problem with Roboform is that they are not calling the default browser but instead are looking at Internet Explorer to see if it accepts the call or defers to another browser that is designated as the system default. That it how applications USED to call the browser five or six years ago; it is rare for any to do this nowadays.
I believe that this may be the case with Roboform. And since I have Microsoft's XML Editor installed and XML files associated with that program for editing only, and I also have Office 2003, which introduced the add-on msohtmed.exe, that causes Internet Explorer to automatically set Word as the default HTML Editor - which also makes Word the default XML editor. (However Word uses the XML Editor add-on I installed). So Roboform is actually calling the Default HTML Editor in Internet Explorer. If you don't have Microsoft's dedicated HTML Editor installed Internet Explorer normally would look to the default browser setting. I cannot find another program that works this way, though.
Anyway, simply installing the new version of Roboform will not change this problem if Roboform engineers have not changed that method. But I'd like to see what others are seeing before I do that - I'm curious!!
Can you not just update to the latest version and see if that cures the problem?