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Jul 5th 2010, 07:28 PM
Problem with thunderbird.
If I receive an e mail with a link in it (ie the registration email for this forum )nothing happens -not connected to browser.
How do I correct this (it was working)
Jul 6th 2010, 10:48 AM
It was working?
What did you do to get it to stop working?
Anyway it has been a while but first make sure that your default browser is firefox:
->system settings -> default components -> webbrowser.
make sure to point your default to the correct firefox.
Default is "firefox" but on this machine I have firefox 3.6.6 in a folder in /home/username so the path for me is:
Make sure you have TB not running.
Now go to /home/username/.thunderbird/xyz.default/prefs.js and open in kate.
add or edit these lines accordingly :
again make sure that you are pointing to the correct firefox folder.
Or in TB -> edit -> preferences -> advanced-> general->config editor
the add these by right clicking on the pane:
Name: network.protocol-handler.app.ftp ; Value: /usr/bin/firefox
Name: network.protocol-handler.app.http ;Value: /usr/bin/firefox
Name: network.protocol-handler.app.https ; Value: /usr/bin/firefox
Although in my TB 3.1 I couldn't find config editor, I'll have to check on that sometime.
I hope this helps :)
Jul 6th 2010, 11:48 AM
I had this issue recently when I upgraded to the latest mozilla-builds of firefox and thunderbird.
I used the procedure suggested by fintan (which is the advice mozilla will give as well) but sadly it did not work for me. I solved it by renaming my thunderbird profile - I assume you will be aware that it's in the hidden .thunderbird (or .mozilla-thunderbird) folder in your home directory. Unfortunately I needed to reconfigure my e-mail settings (T'Bird did it automatically in any event) but key stuff such as addresses can be copied straight from the old profile into the new. If you go down this route obviously keep your old profile until you are satisfied that the new one works.
@fintan - I'm not at a box with Tbird on it right now but IIRC you should find it in edit/preferences/advanced
Jul 6th 2010, 11:51 AM
fintan - I'm not at a box with Tbird on it right now but IIRC you should find it in edit/preferences/advanced
Yes, it is there. :-[ Mine is in german and I didn't recognize it at first. Switching between languages on the fly can be confusing ;)
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