Bug 1002068 - clicking on url within thunderbird opens empty new browser window
clicking on url within thunderbird opens empty new browser window
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Jan Horak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-28 08:36 EDT by Maarten
Modified: 2013-10-29 07:03 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Maarten 2013-08-28 08:36:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Clicking on a url within thunderbird doesn't lead to said url in a browser. Instead it opens an empty browser window

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
17.0.8 (fedora 19 kde)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. click on an url in a mail (or, e.g., in the About thunderbird window)

Actual results:
Empty new browser window opens

Expected results:
New tab within existing browser session opens, displaying the url

Additional info:
This is new behaviour for me
Comment 1 Maarten 2013-09-10 08:15:27 EDT
using firefox from okular (mouse select a word, right click, 'Search for ... with google' does open a new tab with the correct page within an existing firefox session. So in my opinion the unexpected behaviour initiates from thunderbird, not firefox
Comment 2 Jan Horak 2013-09-10 08:19:28 EDT
Please attach output of following commands:
xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/http
xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/https
Comment 3 Maarten 2013-09-11 04:59:34 EDT
xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/http

xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/https

Clicking on an https link opens a box where I can select which application to use. If I choose firefox, then the same things happens as before (an empty window opens ignoring the fact that ff is open already, no link displayed). If I choose to open the https link with chromium-browser however, it does open the correct link as a new tab within an existing session!

After some googling I entered the following command without success:
xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/http

I use KDE
Comment 4 Maarten 2013-10-29 07:03:01 EDT
The problem has disappeared after a few updates (current thunderbird&firefox 24.0). Today upon clicking a https link I was prompted to choose an application. then updating the application for http links (firefox) worked as expected

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