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Old 06-12-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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Change Default Browser

Runnin Fedora Core 2.

Does anybody know how to change the default browser for Linux so that when I click on a link it'll open Firefox instead of Mozilla? For that matter does anybody know how to change the default email program so when i click on an email adress it opens Thunderbird?

Old 06-12-2004, 11:49 PM   #2
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You are talking mozilla-mozilla here, are you sure you don't wan't to use mozilla for browsing and still use it for mail?

That's beyond my present knowledge.

I am afraid you are going to have to hack your browser code to make it call up the mozilla mail part. How much programing experience do you have?

# Common e-mail tools
sendmail - postfix - sends mail to local users (and internet when configured correctly)
fetchmail - gets mail from internet accounts (non-Hotmail type)
procmail - sorts and delivers into separate mailboxes
mutt - mail client that sucks less than all the others
Email the Linux Way
Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
The Linux Mail User HOWTO
The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO
SquirrelMail web mail
Why use Hotmail when there is LinuxMail?

# Red Hat & Fedora links
Did you download? See: Installing from a Hard Drive
Red Hat 9 Rescue Mode
Red Hat 8 Rescue Mode
The Fedora HOWTO explains the different software managers.
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks
# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools
# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat Linux 8.0 Package Management Tool
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-12-2004 at 11:55 PM.
Old 06-13-2004, 12:01 AM   #3
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To open up thunderbird from within firefox you'll have to download an extension from the Mozilla Firefox site.

To change your default browser it is determined by your desktop. Try the Control Center for the desktop or right-click a link and you may be able to change it from there.


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