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Old 03-16-2005, 06:24 AM   #1
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Thunderbird opens Epiphany


I have read other posts about this on this forum but my problem still persists! I am using Thunderbird V. 1.0 and when I click on a link, it opens up Epiphany. Yes, I have done this:

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in KDE, go to the wrench icon in the lower left of the screen. This will open a utilities menu. Go to KDE Components > File Associations and then under "Known Types" go to "text". Select .html, .xml, etc. and make sure that your preferred browser is at the top of the list. I hope this helps.
Firefox is on the top of my list for default browser to open up .html files. In fact, Epiphany is not even on the list, yet it still opens! This is very annoying. Any ideas? I am using KDE 3.2.3 with Mandrake 10.1 and Firefox 1.0.1
 
Old 03-16-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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I just found this out the other day; put this into your ~/.thunderbird/*.default/prefs.js file:
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user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/firefox");
edit: information source: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...64#post1531064

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Old 03-16-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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i know how i am going to turn this lemon in to lemonaide, since i do not have epiphany installed i will make a symlink in /usr/bin for firefox and just name the symlink epiphany...
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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i tryed both methods, my symlink named epiphany did not work and the user_pref addons did not work either, i think the mozilla/thunderbird dev team needs to address this issue so thunderbird can send URLs to a web browser of the users choosing...
 
Old 03-16-2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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This really should be an option somewhere in thunderbird. I just tried the user_pref hack and it work great. Remember to close thunderbird before editing the file, since it gets loaded only at thunderbird startup and overwritten when thunderbird closes (from comment at top of file). Also, do a 'which firefox', just in case it got installed somewhere funny.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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i tryed both methods, my symlink named epiphany did not work and the user_pref addons did not work either, i think the mozilla/thunderbird dev team needs to address this issue so thunderbird can send URLs to a web browser of the users choosing...
check that /usr/bin/firefox is correct for you (exists) as well
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:26 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Tuttle
I just found this out the other day; put this into your ~/.thunderbird/*.default/prefs.js file:
Code:
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/firefox");
edit: information source: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...64#post1531064
I entered the info and tried it but it did not work. I then checked my prefs.js file and for some reason, it only added the ftp handler. So, I then typed in the http and https part again. I don't know why it did not save it in the first place, but I would double-check for those of you that aren't getting it to work by adding these 3 lines in. I then fired up Thunderbird and VOILA! It worked. THANK YOU! Now, is there a way to get Thunderbird to open links in a new tab/window in Firefox? When I click on the link, it seems to just change the URL in the current Firefox browser rather than in a new tab/window.

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Old 03-16-2005, 01:31 PM   #8
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In Windows the option is in Advanced, under tabbed browsing, 'Links opened from other applications'. I think it's the same in Linux. It can do what you're asking, I'm just not logged in to linux right now.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:38 PM   #9
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Originally posted by Itzac
In Windows the option is in Advanced, under tabbed browsing, 'Links opened from other applications'. I think it's the same in Linux. It can do what you're asking, I'm just not logged in to linux right now.
I went into my Preferences... Advance options and did not see anything about tabbed browsing. I even looked under these sub-categories:

Privacy
General Settings
Saved Passwords
Certificates
Offline and Connection Settings
Return Receipts
Software Updates

None of them had references to tabbed browsing
 
  


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