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Old 03-04-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
stevenarndt
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thunderbird linking to firefox


Need some help! I have a dell dimension that I am running Suse 9.1 on. I have been using Firefox and Thunderbird. If someone sends me a link in an email and I click on it, firefox will not automatically open and go to the link. This means I have to open the browser and copy and paste the link and I would like to not have to do the extra steps if possible . Any help would be great.
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Steven
 
Old 03-04-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem, but that was where I use opera as my browser, but if I clicked a link, it would only open the epiphany browser (which I think is the gentoo/gnome default).

Anyway, I cured this problem by putting this

Code:
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "firefox"); 
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "firefox"); 
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "firefox");
at the bottom of a file called prefs.js

Initially I couldn't find that, but eventually, I opened konqueror (a kde user obviously) and on the "view" drop down, enabled "show hidden files", which showed me /home/john/.thunderbird (notice the . before thunderbird, that indicates it's normally a hidden file).

Then I had to check through that, and found a directory in there called mb4eu9d7.default - now I don't know if yours would be the same, but I think you may find that it will end in .default

and in there, you'll find the prefs.js file (yes .js is javascript).

I had to just add the code listed above (you should just have to copy and paste), and change the "firefox" to "opera" and now when I click a link I get opera.

I suspect if you check the file, you'll find that the above code isnt' there (mine wasn't) and obviously your suse won't just open a default system browser, at least I was able to open epiphany, but I then couldn't click/open any links within the link!

Maybe that'd help (should do)

regards

John
 
  


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