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Thunderbird: Clicking links in emails won't launch Firefox

Postby EurekaKDE on Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:12 pm

In Thunderbird, when I click on a URL or embedded link in an email, it does nothing.
How can I get these links to open in Firefox?

Using Linux Mint 5 Elyssa, KDE Community Edition.
I didn't have this problem with Linux Mint 4, KDE Community Edition.
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Re: Thunderbird: Clicking links in emails won't launch Firefox

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:07 pm

I had a feeling this was a setting in TB and I was right
Edit > Preferences > Attachments > Download actions and then "Change action" to Open FF
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Re: Thunderbird: Clicking links in emails won't launch Firefox

Postby EurekaKDE on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:49 pm

Husse wrote:I had a feeling this was a setting in TB and I was right
Edit > Preferences > Attachments > Download actions and then "Change action" to Open FF
Thanks. But the only items in there are jpg and pdf.
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Are you sure it should be there? It's an URL or link in the email message, not an attachment.
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Re: Thunderbird: Clicking links in emails won't launch Firefox

Postby EurekaKDE on Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:36 am

With the help of the folks in the Mozillazine forum, I fixed the problem by editing the config. file in Tbird Edit/Prefs/Advanced.

network.protocol-handler.app.http Value= /usr/bin/firefox
network.protocol-handler.app.http Value= /usr/bin/firefox
network.protocol-handler.app.https Value=/usr/bin/firefox


If Firefox is the default browser, this should work right out of the box.
It did in Mint 4 KDE. :x

Thanks for trying to help, though.
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Re: Thunderbird: Clicking links in emails won't launch Firefox

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:26 am

OK - I tried yesterday to show you my Download actions but the forum did not want to have any more attachments....
I have html in there and I suspect you too have it now
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