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Old 07-25-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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Browser won't open from emails


How can I get mozilla to open when I click on a link from an email in Evolution? Just to test things out, I set up my email account on KMail and Konqueror opened just fine when I clicked on a link. How can I do the same for Evolution/Mozilla?

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Perry
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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i always found it wasnt possible as mozilla and firefox both want u 2 only be on one user session

however, to change the program that is used to open certain file types, go to Preferances > KDE Components > File Associations in the K menu. im sure there r other ways to call up this window, but it allows you to select which programs it associates by default with which file extension.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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I went to the file associations dialog, but it didn't work - html was already set for all the various browsers on my system. I increased mozilla's priority in the order, to no avail.

Perry
 
Old 07-25-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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well like i sed the problem may be that firefox and mozilla dont want more than one session of the browser open @ a time, but putting mozilla at the top of the priority list (providing the path to the mozilla executable file is correct) should cause it to at least throw up an error from mozilla or something.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 10:15 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by perryub
I went to the file associations dialog, but it didn't work - html was already set for all the various browsers on my system. I increased mozilla's priority in the order, to no avail.

Perry
you should try using thunderbird with firefox...

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Old 07-26-2004, 12:16 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by darksmiley
well like i sed the problem may be that firefox and mozilla dont want more than one session of the browser open @ a time, but putting mozilla at the top of the priority list (providing the path to the mozilla executable file is correct) should cause it to at least throw up an error from mozilla or something.
I hated that problem, finally one day got fed up and did some searching. I took the program from Here and just point to it instead of the regular mozilla exec, just have a file in my ~/ dir named openmozilla, the script I chose and it works great is the one below. The original poster used redhat 9 and moz1.5 but i use slack9.1 and moz 1.7 and have no issues, so should be useable for you.

Code:
#! /bin/sh

# find pid of running moz, if any, for current user
PID=`ps -ef | grep $USER | grep /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7/mozilla-bin |\
grep -v "grep" | awk '{print $2}'`

# if moz is not running, start normally
if [ $PID="" ]; then
mozilla $1;

# otherwise, open url in a new window
else
mozilla -remote "openurl($1,new-tab)";
fi
Good luck
 
Old 07-26-2004, 07:17 AM   #7
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cool Im going to have to try that I gave up on evolution just becuase of this exact thing....thanx
 
Old 07-26-2004, 12:14 PM   #8
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How about using Mozilla and Mozilla Mail? They work great together
 
Old 07-26-2004, 12:49 PM   #9
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Re: Browser won't open from emails

Quote:
Originally posted by perryub
How can I get mozilla to open when I click on a link from an email in Evolution? Just to test things out, I set up my email account on KMail and Konqueror opened just fine when I clicked on a link. How can I do the same for Evolution/Mozilla?

Thanks,

Perry
when Patrict V. said he gave up on evolution, did he mean evolution the email-client or evolution the x-windows client ?

- perry
 
Old 07-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #10
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evolution's constant crashing drove me nuts, so i gave up on its mail client in favor of Kontact (which I don't like as much, but at least it isn't as buggy).

The problem with mozilla not being able to open multiple sessions under the same user is listed as a bug in the bugzilla bug database, but no fix is listed.

I'm going to try the script posted above, because this problem drives me crazy!! (It happens in Kmail too - the only way I can open hyperlinks from an email is if my mozilla is not already running).


Quote:
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How about using Mozilla and Mozilla Mail? They work great together
I would use mozilla's mail prog except that i also need the calendar application, which (from what i've read) thunderbird doesn't have. if someone can recommend a good calendar/appointment manager, i'd gladly try it!
 
Old 07-26-2004, 07:05 PM   #11
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In response to the OP's question, since evolution is a GTK app, one must open a session in Gnome and choose advanced, preferred applications (or something similar) from the menu. This will allow you to choose a default mail, browser, terminal, or editor application. This choice will carry over into what ever window manager or DTE you happen to use so if you fire up evolution or pan from KDE and click a link, if you chose galeon as your browser, galeon would open up.

HTH
 
Old 07-26-2004, 11:38 PM   #12
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still don't know why you don't look at thunderbird... it's nice, fast, and built with *nix in mind! i suspect the source code is very well laid out, making extensions a breeze... in fact it already has an elobrate extensions/plugin feature.

i tried it out of curiosity and i simply love the sleekness and simplicity of it, not to mention super-excellent font rendering (even without ttf)

- perry
 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:20 AM   #13
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Franklin et al,

Many thanks to all posters for your help - Franklin's advice solved the problem. As for Thurnderbird/Firefox and other browsers, I am looking into them. That said, I don't like the "there's a problem with a setting so let's switch tools entirely" viewpoint. Call me spiteful, but I want the damned thing to work - or at least know why it isn't! I have much more to learn about Linux...

Perry
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:56 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by phlyersphan
I would use mozilla's mail prog except that i also need the calendar application, which (from what i've read) thunderbird doesn't have. if someone can recommend a good calendar/appointment manager, i'd gladly try it!
that's true! but i guess that's where thunderbird and firefox were designed with single purpose in mind... thanks to you however we either need an extension to thunderbird (which would be a contraduction of what i just said) or an independent calender program that would work with each!

hmmmmm...

if i only had the time!

- perry
 
  


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