Figured that out for HTTP, for firefox put in Gnome Control Center > Preferred Applications:
as a custom app if it's not already there (is there a way to make FireFox an option in the dropbox?). This works for Evolution 2.0.3, the browser starts up
For something so simple, it's taken quite a bit of searching - seems there's no central area for MIME Types and preferred apps.
For HTTPS, I did the following:
gconftool-2 --set --type=string /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/command 'mozilla %s'
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/need-terminal false
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/enabled true
This is from http://lists.ximian.com/archives/pub...ry/035175.html
Apparently the GUI doesn't affect the HTTPS part (gee how useful). Once again, the browser started right up with an HTTPS uri
Note that gconf-editor doesn't appear to affect the correct settings ?? - it made no difference what I did.