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apps:thunderbird:openlinks [2007/05/11 18:58] (current)
crustymonkey created
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 +====== Open Links in Firefox ======
 +===== Intro =====
 +I had this problem on my [[http://​gentoo.org|Gentoo]] boxes where you click on a link sent in an email and it opens nothing. ​ This is similar to a reverse problem of opening mailto links in Thunderbird found [[apps:​firefox:​openmailto|here]]. ​ Just follow these directions and soon you will have your links opening in Firefox (or a different browser with a slight modification).
  
 +===== The Fix =====
 +You will need to go into your Thunderbird profile to do this.  In your home directory, you should have a hidden directory named ''​.thunderbird''​. ​ If you don't have that, you may have something similar like ''​.mozilla-thunderbird''​. ​ Open the ''​.thunderbird''​ directory.
 +
 +In the ''​.thunderbird''​ directory, you should have something similar to this:
 +
 +<code |ls -l ~/​.thunderbird>​
 +$ ls -l
 +total 9
 +-rw-r--r-- 1 jdeiman jdeiman 335 Feb 27 12:06 appreg
 +drwx------ 3 jdeiman jdeiman 160 Feb 27 15:00 eclipse
 +drwx------ 6 jdeiman jdeiman 960 May 10 15:02 nnx9f70w.default
 +-rw-r--r-- 1 jdeiman jdeiman ​ 94 Feb 27 12:06 profiles.ini
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Your default profile directory is the one entitled ''<​some characters>​.default''​. ​ Open that directory.
 +
 +Now, all that's left is to create a file called ''​user.js''​ and put the following lines in it (modify appropriately to reflect your path to the firefox binary):
 +
 +<code javascript|~/​.thunderbird/​nnx9f70w.default/​user.js>​
 +user_pref("​network.protocol-handler.app.http",​ "/​usr/​bin/​firefox"​);​
 +user_pref("​network.protocol-handler.app.https",​ "/​usr/​bin/​firefox"​);​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Now, just restart Thunderbird and your links should open up in Firefox.
apps/thunderbird/openlinks.txt · Last modified: 2007/05/11 18:58 by crustymonkey