Thunderbird and launching Firefox browser
On 04/07/2010 09:18 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 04/07/2010 07:56 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 08/04/10 12:27, sdavmor wrote:
>>> On 04/07/2010 05:33 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> On 08/04/10 05:36, sdavmor wrote:
>>>>> I had this problem with TB when I started getting the
>>>>> pre-release nightly upgrades for TB. I had to manually reattach
>>>>> the link to FF from inside TB options.
>>>> Thanks for the response but it doesn't provide me with the solution
>>>> :-) : what does "manually reattach the link to FF" mean?
This is the problem. I had this with 10.04 at first and it fixed
itself. Not sure what happened.
>>> When I clicked on a link that would have gone to the web a dialog box
>>> popped up from which I browsed to Firefox. I am surprised it didn't do
>>> so for you. But be that as it may. As NoOp has pointed out it should
>>> all be resolvable by installing thunderbird-gnome-support.
I am not sure where you install thunderbird-gnome-support.
>> I got the prompt only the first time 'round - and did not get it again
>> when TB was upgraded.
>> (BTW, the version of TB, and FF, comes from Ubuntu repos and not from,
>> say, ubuntuzilla.)
>> I received the answer from Doug in another thread (to do with Users
>> Digest :-) in this list) which I will repeat here so that others
>> following this thread know about the solution.
>> To get TB to activate a a link in the browser delete the file
>> *mimeTypes.rdf* in the thunderbird profile directory
>> (~/.thunderbird/*.default). This file will be recreated the next time
>> you start TB; and when you click on a link in TB you will get the prompt
>> where you can then put in the choice of browser for TB to use. Yes, this
>> requires you to find your way to the file (at the moment, here, it is
>> /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/*firefox)*, but this is not rocket science.
Not rocket science but very dificult because when I was there it
never occured to me to find the firefox thing under, /usr/lib/. That is
>> As NoOp states, this should be done automatically by Ubuntu itself but
>> at the moment you will need to do this fix manually whenever FF is upgraded.
> That's incorrect; just install thunderbird-gnome-support - just as the
> bug report 526290 states. You were provided the resolution, why is that
> so hard to understand. No need to mess around with mimetypes et al.
I looked at bug 526290 and saw no fix there. It did not
tell me to install thunderbird-gnome-support. I still do not know how to
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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