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Old 07-17-2019, 02:49 PM   #1
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Thunderbird does not follow when link clicked


My Thunderbird does not do any thing when I click on the link. I have now to copy the link and go to Firefox to follow it.


I have reinstalled the Thunderbird and it still does not follow the link.

This is on my desktop but it works fine on my laptop.

It used to work on my desktop but hasn't worked for a couple of months now.

Anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 07-17-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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What link? A link in an email? Does it have an http(s):// part?

Is this an issue with every link?

Is the email in HTML format?

Is Firefox set as the default browser?

Just some things to look at....
 
Old 07-17-2019, 05:59 PM   #3
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What link? A link in an email? Does it have an http(s):// part?

Is this an issue with every link?

Is the email in HTML format?

Is Firefox set as the default browser?

Just some things to look at....
Yes

Yes

No

Any ideas any one.

Just like this


This thread is located at:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...175657574-new/

Here is the message that has just been posted:
***************
What link? A link in an email? Does it have an http(s):// part?

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Old 07-17-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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Talking Great help fixed

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What link? A link in an email? Does it have an http(s):// part?



Is Firefox set as the default browser?

Just some things to look at....
The answer is No and it is all because I added Google Chrome it took the default of Firefox away and had not noticed it was no longer my default browser.

I have made it the default and it now works.

Thanks for your great help.
 
Old 07-17-2019, 06:29 PM   #5
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@ bscho:-

Let me get this straight. Am I to assume that you've received an e-mail via Thunderbird, which contains a website link ( http, https, whatever)? And that you want to click on that link and have Firefox automatically open at that web address, yes?

Basically, as things stand at present (certainly with TBird 60), you've got to create a new config entry. In T-Bird, do the following:-

Open 'Preferences' via the Menu 'hamburger' symbol (top right).

Then, Advanced->General tab->Click the Config Editor button, bottom right (this is equivalent to about:config in Firefox). Click thru the 'Here be dragons!' bit.

Right-click the blank area just to the right of the left-hand column header, 'Preference Name'. Select 'New', and choose 'Boolean'. In the wee window that appears, enter the new preference name:-

Code:
network.protocol-handler.app.http
Click 'OK'. Next, select the boolean value; in this case, you want 'True'. Okay this, then you can close everything up.

This will take effect immediately. (I've had to do this myself very recently, which is why it's still fresh in my mind.)

Hope that helps.


Mike.

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Old 07-17-2019, 06:30 PM   #6
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The answer is No and it is all because I added Google Chrome it took the default of Firefox away and had not noticed it was no longer my default browser.

I have made it the default and it now works.

Thanks for your great help.
You are most welcome.
 
  


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