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Old 10-09-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
Kevin Tough
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Setting default mailer in Firefox - How?


The SuSe/KDE Web browser Konqueror doesn't open Web pages as well as Firefox, or so it seems. I've installed Firefox but don't see an option to select a default mailer. Firefox, as installed on my computer, does nothing when it encounters a mailto command. Have I missed something? Is there a way to get Firefox and Thunderbird to work together?

Sincerely,

Kevin Tough
 
Old 10-09-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: Setting default mailer in Firefox - How?

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Originally posted by Kevin Tough
The SuSe/KDE Web browser Konqueror doesn't open Web pages as well as Firefox, or so it seems. I've installed Firefox but don't see an option to select a default mailer. Firefox, as installed on my computer, does nothing when it encounters a mailto command. Have I missed something? Is there a way to get Firefox and Thunderbird to work together?

Sincerely,

Kevin Tough
Yes you have. You should google. You have to change a file called the prefs.js and add a couple of lines (also obtainable via google). then when you hit mail to links it opens thunderbird.

Anyway, this is basically what I did
Quote:
To have Thunderbird open a link in Firefox, edit this file to read:

code:

mingdao@james:~$ cat .thunderbird/u3rixsh5.default/user.js
// Use firefox for http, https & ftp links
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox");


I forgot how to get Firefox to use Thunderbird as Mail To: but if
you'll Google it you'll find it.
Don't recall if it works the other way round automatically, or whether you have to change something else. I'm pretty sure that that was all I had to do.

The prefs.js file is usually in the hidden thunderbird directory in your /home partition/directory.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 01:35 AM   #3
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you can also set kde up to use firefox as default web browser and thunderbird as default email client
 
Old 07-07-2006, 04:15 AM   #4
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You can configure Thunderbird to use Firefox very easily buy just using the config editor rather than dealing with that fire. You can navigate to about:config by going to edit>preferences>advanced>config editor and enter those values by right clicking and making a new string. I.E. "network.protocol-handler.app.http" would be the string and /usr/bin/firefox would be the value. I find this much easier.
 
  


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