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Old 06-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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Opening hyperlink in Evolution doesn't work


I'm using Gentoo 2.6-11-r6 with KDE3.4 on which I run Evolution to do my email.
Now when I receive an email which contains a hyperlink I can't click it to connect through. By default I'm using Firefox as browser. My file associations with html are first whith Firefox than with Konquerer.

Within Evolution when I point the mouse on the hyperlink it says "Click to open ...." but it doesn't do anything. Even if I use the right mouse buton and select "Open link in Browser" it doesn't work.

Any ideas how to solve this stupid but nasty problem?
Old 06-05-2005, 05:42 PM   #2
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Try setting the default Gnome (I realize you're running KDE) http and https handlers to /usr/lib/MozillaFirefox/firefox "%s". IIRC this is the gconf key Evolution will use.

You can use gconf-editor to set it with an easy GUI - the keys are located at /desktop/gnome/url-handlers.

Old 06-10-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Ehu.... So there is no solution on KDE?
And everybody has an issue opening an hyperlink via Evolution, I am sorry but can't believe this?
Old 07-29-2005, 03:49 AM   #4
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hey it works!

im using xfce and ran gconf-editor which i believe is a gui for gconf?
anyway.. i went to /desktop/gnome/url-handlers and changed the values there to point to my firefox installation and it worked!

thanks hw-tph!


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