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rogerdv
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: thunderbird and urls Reply with quote

I have installed Xfce 4.4.2, firefox 2 and now 3, and Thunderbird for mail. I have found that thunderbird fails to open the url in the mails when I click them. After looking at preferences several times, use flags, trying double click and right click (which doesnt shows an Open action) I havent found a way to fix it.
Should I try to reemerge it or there is another way?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the "Edit" - "Preferences" - "Advanced" "General" tab there is a button for "Config Editor."

Open that and search for "network.protocol-handler.app.http" If it's not there, add it with a right-click, Type "string" and value will be the path to Firefox (or whatever browser you want to use). For Firefox, the value in Gentoo will be "/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin".

Do that again for "network.protocol-handler.app.https", restart Thunderbird (maybe) and you should be good to go!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please search before posting. Search results for "thunderbird open links firefox" include this, which in turn references this, which is why this was ...
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