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Old 11-10-2004, 10:53 PM   #1
tjd
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Firefox from Thunderbird


I am using Firefox and Thunderbird with Fedora Core 2, and pretty pleased both.

However, I can't figure out how to be able to click on a URL that appears in a Thunderbird email message and have that URL pop up in Firefox. Right now what happens is I get the Firefox profile box asking if I want to make another Firefox profile.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-11-2004, 12:49 AM   #2
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Would like to know it too....

since I installed Firefox 1.0 it came automatically without doning anything for it ... so it works in general.... but I'd like to know why or how I could have done it myself.

And I'd like to know how I can tell Thunderbird to open a clicked URL in a new tab or new window iof Firefox ... with Mozilla it worked like this from the beginning

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 11-11-2004, 07:04 AM   #3
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You need a script to start Firefox from external progs.
Code:
#!/bin/sh

URL="$*"

FFOX=/usr/local/firefox/firefox
FFOX_REMOTE="${FFOX} -a firefox -remote"

firefox_running()
{
    $FFOX_REMOTE "openurl($URL,new-tab)"
}

firefox_new()
{
    $FFOX $URL
}


if $FFOX_REMOTE "ping()" 2>&1 | grep "Error:" >/dev/null; then
    firefox_new;
else
    firefox_running;
fi
Put it in subdirectory of your /home and call it start-firefox.sh, i think it's enough.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 07:06 AM   #4
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Thanks, but ...

How does that come?

Does Thunderbird look for such a script-file?
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:06 AM   #5
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I don't use Thunderbird for last time, but when i used it, it worked fine. Now i use KMail and it uses the script too. Just put it in ~/scripts and i believe it will work.
 
  


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