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Old 07-02-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
mickeyboa
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Sending links from Firefox


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I want to send a web Link to someone and Fedora pops up Evolution, and I prefer
using Thunderbird , I know there is a setting that goes in user.js that is put in .mozilla
and I have been on mozilla.org seeking that info but I couldn't find it, can someone help.

Thanks
Jim
 
Old 07-02-2005, 07:13 AM   #2
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Are you using Gnome, KDE, or what?

In KDE, you can go to Kicker>Control Center>KDE Components>File Associations and change the default mail program there.

HTH

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Old 07-02-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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There is no default mail program settings at that path.
But what I'm looking for is the text that goes into the user.js file that goes into /home/user/.mozilla

Thanks Jim
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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This is the instructions I was looking for, but thanks for your help.
Jim


First, close Firefox. It shouldn’t be running when we’re editing these files.

Look for your Firefox profile folder. It’s probably at /home/[user]/.mozilla/firefox/default, but it may be elsewhere. If you’re not sure where it is, then follow this link, which leads to the excellent MozillaZine Knowledge Base and should tell you what you need to know.

In your profile folder, you may see a file named user.js. If you do, great - we're going to be editing that file. If you don't, then create a file named user.js using your favorite text editor.

Open user.js and enter the following line: or copy and paste is the best method.
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mailto","/usr/bin/thunderbird");

This is key: if you don't want to use Thunderbird as the mail program that opens when you click on a mailto link, or if you've installed Tbird in a non-standard location, you need to change /usr/bin/thunderbird to a different path. In my case, I used /usr/bin/kmail. (If you use pine and want a brilliant solution to this problem, read this message at NewsForge from someone who got pine to work - use user.js instead of prefs.js, however).

Save user.js, restart Firefox, and find a web page with an email link on it. Click on the link, and an email ready to compose, with the email address already filled in, should open using your preferred email program. Cool.
 
  


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