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Old 10-13-2004, 11:31 PM   #1
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Opening links in thunderbird

How do i onfigure thunderbird so that when I click on a link in an email it is opened in firefox

Old 10-13-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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Open ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/(random_string).default/prefs.js

Add the line
user_pref("", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");

This assumes that firefox is located there.
Old 10-13-2004, 11:44 PM   #3
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It seems to be a popular topic. Here are some notes which I got from somewhere on this site and don't feel like going to look for it.

1- Create a shell script called "" in /usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6 containing the following lines


export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/firefox-0.9.3"

if [ "x$url" = "x" ]; then
url="about :blank"

if $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/mozilla-xremote-client openURL\("$url, new-tab"\); then
exit 0
exec $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/firefox "$url"
2- chmod +x /usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6/

3- Put these lines in the file /usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6/defaults/pref/all.js

// Use firefox for http, https & ftp links
pref("", "/usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6/");
pref("", "/usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6/");
pref("", "/usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6/");

4- Copy mozilla-xremote-client from /usr/lib/thunderbird-0.6 to /usr/lib/firefox-0.9.3
Old 11-11-2004, 11:06 AM   #4
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Smile First reply work for me

user_pref("", "/opt/firefox/firefox");
to my thunderbird prefs works.

First link in thunderbird 0.9 opens firefox 1.0 second links opens e new tab in firefox 1.0

Thanx for the hint


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