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Old 08-24-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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Thunderbird and Firefox


Isn't Thunderbird the default mail program for Firefox? Firefox has a "send link" feature. I have both of them installed but they don't work together. If they are how is it done? If not.........nevermind.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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I use the Mozilla package and yes mail is integrated into the browser, however, I don't think FF and TB are directly connected thierfore may lie your problem... There may be a way to link them but it's probably within FireFox configuration... Check there for links to external mail applications...

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Old 08-24-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have the Moz browser w/mail also. Just wondering how or if FF and TB interfaced.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: Thunderbird and Firefox

Quote:
Originally posted by raysr
Isn't Thunderbird the default mail program for Firefox? Firefox has a "send link" feature. I have both of them installed but they don't work together. If they are how is it done? If not.........nevermind.
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.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 11:43 PM   #5
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The "u3rixsh5" is your number right? Where is mine found?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 11:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by raysr
The "u3rixsh5" is your number right? Where is mine found?
Yes, that's mine...you must adapt a little bit for yours.

In your home directory (/home/<username>/) you will have the
.thunderbird directory, then under that one you'll have x.default
where the x will be yours. You probably only have one, similar to:
Code:
mingdao@james:~$ ls -alh .thunderbird/
total 19K
drwxr-xr-x   3 mingdao users  168 2005-03-30 20:00 ./
drwx--x--x  74 mingdao users 6.9K 2005-08-25 07:04 ../
-rw-r--r--   1 mingdao users  335 2005-03-30 20:00 appreg
-rw-------   1 mingdao users  292 2005-03-30 20:00 pluginreg.dat
-rw-r--r--   1 mingdao users  104 2005-03-30 20:00 profiles.ini
drwx------   6 mingdao users  920 2005-08-25 10:20 u3rixsh5.default/  <-- this one 
I edit everything from command line interface (CLI) via xterm and
using either pico or vi, depending upon what I need to do. If you
use a file manager such as Konqueror, you must tell it to allow you
access to hidden files.

Need more help? Post back ... I'll be here most of this life. ;)
 
Old 08-25-2005, 01:22 AM   #7
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cat: command not found
 
Old 08-25-2005, 02:00 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by raysr
cat: command not found
You don't need the "cat" command. I just used it to print
the info to stdout quickly so I could paste it here for you.

If you can't seem to find .thunderbird run "updatedb" as root,
and then as a normal user run "locate .thunderbird" and that
should give you the location.

However you go about editing files, open the editor and then go
to wherever your distro installs the Thunderbird preferences, and
you'll find the directories under there. When you find your file, it's
okay to copy what I posted before and paste it into your file. Then
save the file, close and relaunch Thunderbird. Then you should be
able to click on an URL within Thunderbird and have it launch Firefox.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 02:44 AM   #9
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I don't have a user.js file. I have a prefs.js file.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 03:31 AM   #10
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You can make user.js file and put what I posted in it. Sorry I
forgot that's what I'd done. I am building a Slackware box for
someone, and just did it, and tested it ... and it works.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:48 PM   #11
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That didn't work. And now I cant click on a link in thunderbird and go on the internet. I think Firefox was launched. I deleted the file but it still won't launch anything from a link. Your text made it's way into "prefs.js." I cut it out and now thunderbird lauches konquerer as normal when clicking a link.

Last edited by raysr; 08-25-2005 at 12:53 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 02:21 AM   #12
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Just to follow this up the above changes to the "prefs.js" file work. I had the wrong path entered for FF. Also to have FF "send a link" add the following to your FF "prefs.js" file: "user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mailto", "/usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird"); Path to Thunderbird may vary.

Last edited by raysr; 09-04-2005 at 02:22 AM.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 02:33 PM   #13
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Re: Re: Thunderbird and Firefox

Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
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.
Once again Chinaman comes to the rescue!

Good to see you don't limit your help to us Slackers.


dkpw

Last edited by dkpw; 10-05-2005 at 02:35 PM.
 
  


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