On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Neal Hogan <email@example.com> wrote:
> You need to slow down.
> Yes . . . there is a period one needs to get used to a new system. If
> you have completely switched (i.e., wiped your ubuntu partition) to
> debian and aren't comfortable, shame on you. It's not that Debian is
> that much different, but it's that such a move is irresponsible, given
> you're lack of experience.
> It was suggested that you start slowly . . . dual boot . . . try stuff
> out and see what happens. Problems with visiting and dealing with
> websites are not areas to claim problems with the OS. If you want a
> certain bit of software, look for it, try to configure it and , WHEN
> ALL ELSE FAILS, come to this list for help.
> As others have said, *NIX requires work. Ubuntu (and others) try to
> make that work as little as possible
If you want to advance your
> *nix skills, then you need to do stuff on your own. There are so many
> forums, archives, tutorials that can help you, if you only look . . .
> . . . . so . . . . look!
> Once, you've exhausted the possibilities, you come to this list.
> jjj, please take this as encouragement . . . I've been there/I am there.
I don't have an answer for the OP, but this (top-posted) "response" is
completely unresponsive, presumptuous, arrogant, unhelpful, dickish,
and possibly a reason why people who come to this forum for help
leave, pissed off. Give the guy a break. He has a perfectly
articulated and reasonable problem. Maybe someone other than me or
Neal can actually offer him some help.
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 8:51 PM, John Jason Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I shouldn't blame Iceweasel, because when I used to use Firefox it did
>> the same thing. And they are not the only apps that annoy me with this
>> What is this annoyance?
>> I am on a web page and there is a link for Contact Us. I know little of
>> html, but I think the code behind the link is "mailto." If I click on
>> it a window pops up on the desktop inviting me to configure Evolution.
>> Well, Evolution is not configured and never will be configured. I use
>> Sylpheed for my mail reader. I am very happy with Sylpheed and have no
>> intention of changing.
>> So I went into Preferences > Applications in Iceweasel and noted that
>> for mailto only Yahoo mail and Gmail were listed. I don't want to use
>> either of them; I want it to launch a Compose Message window in
>> Sylpheed. So I deleted them. Now when I click on the Contact Us link in
>> the web page Iceweasel pops up a little box that says "This link needs
>> to be opened with an application: Send to:" -- and then I can click on
>> a button to choose the application.
>> And there is the annoyance. When I click on the button I get a Nautilus
>> browser window. Like I know where the Sylpheed executable file is
>> located or what it is called. And you MUST use this browser window to
>> select the application. You can't just type the name of the application
>> in a box like you can when you edit your Applications menu.
>> If I right-click on any other file on my computer I get an "Open with"
>> dialog box where I can choose from a list of installed applications.
>> Why can't Iceweasel present me with something like that? Grrrr.
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