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Old 01-27-2005, 07:16 PM   #1
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how to register irc protocol to firefox browser


the question in the subject

thanks in advance
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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Hi.

Go to about:config in Firefox, then right-click, and select New -> String

When it asks you for the Preference name, put in:
network.protocol-handler.external.irc

Then when it asks you for the string value, put in the name of the application you want to handle irc.

Close Firefox, then re-open and click on an irc link. You'll get a sort of security alert (I can't remember what it says exactly, but it's fairly self explanitory). Once that's done, you should be good to go.

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Old 01-27-2005, 08:49 PM   #3
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hi there

I did everything u told me do, but no luck

at first i put xchat as the application then /usr/bin/xchat

same problem
 
Old 01-27-2005, 09:33 PM   #4
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thats because its a boolean

add new Boolean than add what he said
network.protocol-handler.external.irc
then ok
then "true"
ok
restart firefox
done

Last edited by ironwalker; 01-27-2005 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:37 AM   #5
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Oops.

That should have read:
New -> string:
network.protocol-handler.app.irc
<name of app>

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:12 PM   #6
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thanks a lot it work
 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:14 AM   #7
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Hello there, I have tried everything outline above to little effect.. I still get irc is not a registered protocol when I try to click irc:// links ... The only thing I can think of is I'm putting the wrong value in for the string part, but I've tried both mirc and it's actual location on the hard drive and still nothing.. do I have to have both of the above mention lines added, the boolean and the string? Thanks in advance,

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Old 02-11-2005, 01:07 PM   #8
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likely, thats all fine and dandy.
but,how would one make it open link in a new server tab though, rather than start a new instance of xchat?
 
  


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