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breakerfall 10-23-2003 09:05 AM

How do I get Kmail to open links in email with Mozilla
 
Hello... I've been sifting through kmails options but I don't see anything which would allow me to set kmail to open links with mozilla. By default, it opens with Konqueror. Just as an example, I receive an email notification of a thread reply that I'm subscribed to.. I click the link and it opens in Kenq. Is there any conf files I can set to get these links to open with mozilla? Would there be anything in /etc/mailcap ?

If not, another thing that would be real helpful would be if someone had instructions on how I can get mozilla mail to open without giving me the profile error. I found a fix so that I could open 2 instances of mozilla browser, but have no idea how to get mozilla mail to open without the error.

Thanks :)

jaa1180 10-23-2003 10:07 AM

you should be able to set Mozilla as the default and Kmail should be calling the default browser.

breakerfall 10-23-2003 10:22 AM

Would you know how I set mozilla as the default? I'm running Gentoo 1.4

Thanks for the reply :)

jaa1180 10-23-2003 10:31 AM

In Gnome... I am going to assume that you are using gnome, you can go in and set your default apps....
Also you should be able to go into Mozilla, depending on your version, and click the set as default button when you click on 'Navigator' and over on the right side. I am using Mozilla 1.4.
I hope this helps...

breakerfall 10-23-2003 10:47 AM

nope... I'm in kde and I don't have that option in Mozilla [1.5]. When in preferences, I click on navigator, I do not have the set to default option. [Well, not for setting default browser for system anyway].

Any other ideas?

Cheers :)

aeruzcar 10-23-2003 05:19 PM

I think this is what you need to do to open links with Kmail
In the Control Panel -> File Association -> text -> html, once there you add the browser that you want to open the links for example /usr/bin/mozilla and add a %u at the end.
So, the line should read like this:
/usr/bin/mozilla %u , then move up the browser to the top of the list

breakerfall 10-23-2003 06:01 PM

Thanks :) I do feel daft for not even checking that out :o

Bruce Hill 04-24-2004 06:32 AM

If one of you comes back to this old thread, where in the world is a Control Panel in KMail?
This sounds like M$ to me ;-) Anyway, I'm using KMail 1.5.4 and don't see a Control
Panel or any other way to do this. Can you be more specific?

jib2 04-24-2004 10:21 AM

I think breakerfall meant the kde configuration tool (kcontrol).

breakerfall 04-24-2004 12:29 PM

I'd forget it... When I tried that a long while back, it basically wanted to download the info to the comp and then view the link. You're better off with the email client that comes with mozilla... :D

Bruce Hill 04-24-2004 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jib2
I think breakerfall meant the kde configuration tool (kcontrol).
I use Fluxbox -- left KDE's buggy bloat a while back.

Bruce Hill 04-24-2004 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by breakerfall
I'd forget it... When I tried that a long while back, it basically wanted to download the info to the comp and then view the link. You're better off with the email client that comes with mozilla... :D
Mine actually opens Mozilla 1.4, but I'm using Firefox 0.8. Maybe if I removed Mozilla,
or removed it from my $PATH, KMail would use Firefox.

breakerfall 04-24-2004 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Chinaman
I use Fluxbox -- left KDE's buggy bloat a while back.
Me too :D

I jumped onto xfce-4, it's nice.

Quote:

Originally posted by Chinaman
Mine actually opens Mozilla 1.4, but I'm using Firefox 0.8. Maybe if I removed Mozilla,
or removed it from my $PATH, KMail would use Firefox.

Hmmm - needs to be something to tell kmail to use firefox. I very much doubt that removing mozilla will accomplish this.

Bruce Hill 04-25-2004 05:52 AM

Yes -- maybe some day the people who write Open Source will wake up and learn
how to write good documentation. It sure sucks big time today!


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