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Old 02-04-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Question Thunderbird and Image Magick as a "helper app"


Are there any gotchas with respect to using Image Magick as a JPG viewer from Thunderbird?

I have a MIME type for jpeg images configured to open files with a command line of /usr/bin/xterm -iconic -e /usr/bin/display %1.

When run from a terminal window (substituting a filename for %1), everything works. When attempting to open an associated file from within Thunderbird however, a window briefly appears/disappears on my desktop, followed by Thunderbird complaining that "the helper application does not exist".

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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Why are you using xterm? Why not just this?

/usr/bin/display %1
 
Old 02-06-2008, 05:51 AM   #3
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It was a command line which I had blindly copied from somewhere else... a default window manager config, I think.

Regardless, changing the command line to /usr/bin/display %1 had no effect.
 
Old 02-06-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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I don't actually use Thunderbird any more, so I can't experiment, but here is how to edit mimeTypes.rdf directly instead of using context menus.

Also Open Attachment by Extension is an extension that allows you to open an attachment with a program associated by file extension, not the mimetype indicated in the message.

Otherwise, I'm out of ideas.

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