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Old 12-25-2011, 02:13 PM
Ed Greshko
 
Default default browser settings in Thunderbird changed by updates overnight

On 12/25/2011 11:01 PM, Claude Jones wrote:
> Clicking an html link from within a Thunderbird message now opens
> Chrome. It has been set to Firefox for a long time. This appears to
> have changed since yesterday, and last night I did run a huge number
> of new updates.
>
> Funny thing is, the settings in about:config in Thunderbird still
> dictate firefox as the preferred browser:
>
> network.protocol-handler.app.ftp;/usr/bin/firefox
> network.protocol-handler.app.http;/usr/bin/firefox
> network.protocol-handler.app.https;/usr/bin/firefox
>
> Checking "System settingsDefault Applicationsweb Browser" (in KDE)
> also shows Firefox configured as default browser
>
> Where else can this behavior be controlled. I would like to know which
> package update caused this behavior to change so I can file a bug
> report, but I'm not sure. Looking at the long list of updates last
> night, there were updates for both Firefox and Thunderbird, but not
> for Chrome. I can't imagine Thunderbird changing the defaut browser to
> open from links, and the settings still seem correct.
>
> Ideas?

First, it is late here and I'm not quite sure what browser you want as
your "default" browser....but I can tell you I ran into what I think is
the same situation.

I want TBird to open Chrome....and it had been doing so since my install
of F16. But, after the same updates, it was opening FireFox. I'm also
using KDE. Well, my solution was to login under GNOME and start Chrome
there...when I did, it said it wasn't the default browser and asked if
it should be set as default...and I said yes. Back to KDE and all is well.

I think it has do do with FireFox and TBird being gtk apps while KDE
apps are qt. Anyway all is back the way I want it...so maybe you need
to try something similar.

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Old 12-25-2011, 02:18 PM
夜神 岩男
 
Default default browser settings in Thunderbird changed by updates overnight

On 12/26/2011 12:01 AM, Claude Jones wrote:

Clicking an html link from within a Thunderbird message now opens
Chrome. It has been set to Firefox for a long time. This appears to have
changed since yesterday, and last night I did run a huge number of new
updates.

Funny thing is, the settings in about:config in Thunderbird still
dictate firefox as the preferred browser:

network.protocol-handler.app.ftp;/usr/bin/firefox
network.protocol-handler.app.http;/usr/bin/firefox
network.protocol-handler.app.https;/usr/bin/firefox

Checking "System settingsDefault Applicationsweb Browser" (in KDE)
also shows Firefox configured as default browser

Where else can this behavior be controlled. I would like to know which
package update caused this behavior to change so I can file a bug
report, but I'm not sure. Looking at the long list of updates last
night, there were updates for both Firefox and Thunderbird, but not for
Chrome. I can't imagine Thunderbird changing the defaut browser to open
from links, and the settings still seem correct.

Ideas?


One of the hacked-to-pieces bundled libraries that Chrome requires being
called by Thunderbird or the desktop manager by mistake?


As in, path precedence, or something...?

You asked for ideas. No clue how far off this one is, as I can't stand
Chrome (or the new Firefox release concept, for that matter).

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Old 12-26-2011, 01:39 AM
Claude Jones
 
Default default browser settings in Thunderbird changed by updates overnight

On 12/25/2011 10:13 AM, Ed Greshko wrote:

I think it has do do with FireFox and TBird being gtk apps while KDE
apps are qt. Anyway all is back the way I want it...so maybe you need
to try something similar.


Bingo! I logged off KDE and in to Gnome. Fired up Firefox and went to:
Edit/Preferences/Advanced/General/System Defaults and there I could
click the button to check and see if Firefox was the default browser. It
replied that Firefox was not the default and did I want to change that,
to which I assented.


In retrospect, I probably could have just gone into the Firefox
preferences and changed Firefox to the default browser while logged into KDE


Thunderbird weblinks now open Firefox, or a new tab in Firefox if it's
already running. I still don't understand how Chrome became the default
browser...


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