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Old 07-28-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Trying to get Thunderbird to open urls by using Firefox 0.9


I recently downloaded Firefox 0.9 and I find it to be a great browser. I then went and got the latest version of Thunderbird, and I am having problems opening urls in my Thunderbird emails when I try to use Firefox. Thunderbird saves the url as a temp file and then Firefox opens it as a tmp file, not a url. I then have to close Firefox to open another url as I get a message saying Firefox default profile is already open. This is a real pain. I tried some of the scripts on the Mozilla website and none seem to work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated

Old 07-28-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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You say you have already looked on the Mozilla forums, well all I can tell you is that this script worked for me

Old 08-02-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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Hi Pete

Thanks for your response. I followed the instructions on the url you gave me and created the script as suggested. Well when i click on a url in a Thunderbird email, a box come up which says should I open this file with /usr/bin/links or other. I said other (as the /usr/bin/links does not work) and pointed it at the script. That did not work either.
Any further suggestions would be appreciated.

Old 08-03-2004, 09:03 AM   #4
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If you're using Gnome run gnome-default-applications-properties and set Firefox as your browser and Thunderbird as your mail client. If you're using KDE, try this


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