[Mageia-discuss] Prefered browser not used by thunderbird

Alejandro López listas.apl at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 16:43:21 CEST 2012

El 08/04/12 15:02, TJ escribió:
> On 04/08/2012 04:24 AM, Alejandro López wrote:
>> A few days ago I made a normal update on my Mageia 1 system. Since then,
>> when I click on a link in Thunderbird, instead of opening Opera, as it
>> used to do, it is now opening Firefox.
>> If I manually launch /usr/bin/www-browser, Opera is correctly launched.
>> gconf contains the correct configuration:
>> $ gconftool -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command
>> /usr/bin/opera -newtab %s
>> $ update-alternatives --display www-browser
>> No alternatives for www-browser.
>> $ xdg-settings get default-web-browser
>> Opera.desktop
>> A quick search on the web didn't help much. Not even this one:
>> https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1442&p=10477&hilit=thunderbird+firefox#p10477
>> because I found anything indicating which browser to use on
>> Thunderbird's configuration.
>> Thunderbird reports to be 10.0.3 which matches the package name:
>> mozilla-thunderbird-10.0.3-1.mga1
>> Has anyone else seen this? Any idea whether it is a bug in Thunderbird
>> or a problem in my configuratioon (which used to work well before the
>> latest update)?
>> Thanks in advance.Action to what you want to do
>> Alejandro.
> Somewhere along the line between 3.x and 10.x, Mozilla changed how Thunderbird does this stuff. Try this:
> Go to Edit/Preferences/Attachments and see if http and https are on the list. If they are, change the Action to what you want. But
> they probably aren't there in your case, so don't panic:
> Change from Attachments to Advanced, General tab, Config Editor. Search for network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http. Both http
> and https should come up. Change both to true. Close the Preferences, then click on an http link. A popup should show up, asking
> what to do. Tell it, and be sure to tell it to remember it. This will add it to the Attachments list, so you can change it later if
> you want. Repeat for an https link.
> That should do it.

That did it. Thanks!

Now, what the heck have the links to do with attachments??? The guys from Thunderbird should rethink their configuration...


> TJ

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