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Old 12-03-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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thunderbird and firefox linkages

FIXED: I found in system - preferences - preferred applications where to fix it - i changed it to /usr/bin/firefox "%s" and I'm off and running
Problem: firefox can find thunderbird
thunderbird can not find firefox

linux 14 firefox 3.6.24 thunderbird 3.1.16

the symptom
when in thunderbird looking at an email and i click on a link - it no longer starts firefox at the link - nothing happens
but when in firefox and i decide to send a link from the file menu, it does open thunderbird
- -
untill today both worked - but today firefox popped up a message - why not switch to firefox somwethi8ng - the latest and greatest - so i told it ok
i believe that was a no no - since the fedora managers keep a list of approved versions of whatever and apparently firefox someh=thing is going around their yum system - i thught of this in retrospect

it did its thing - and then firefox would not start when i used the icon in the panel
i opened a terminal and typed firefox and it started
i opened the applications menu and picked firefox from the internet menu and it started
so i deleted the firefox icon from the panel and told the system to install the icon in the applications menu in the panel - and i had firrfox running
now when i run thunderbird and select a link
tengo nada!
nothing happens!

so i started to dig and i find out about profile managers and i'm off in a land where I wish I weren't

can anyone tell me ho9w to get thunderbird to start firefox when i click on a link?

would be much appreciated

maybe i need to make an entry in the alternatives system?
maybe i need to edit the thunderbird profile file? - which i dont know how to do




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Old 12-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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Glad that got your issue straightened out, man. Replying to take off of the zero reply list.




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