Bug 111402 - Preferred Applications doesn't call balsa properly
Summary: Preferred Applications doesn't call balsa properly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-03 04:10 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-22 09:37:39 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-12-03 04:10:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.4.1)
Gecko/20031030 Epiphany/1.0.4

Description of problem:
I decided to start using Balsa because Evolution is overkill for my
home e-mail needs. I went to Preferences->Preferred Applications->Mail
Reader and selected the top radio button, then picked Balsa from that
menu. When I did so, the grayed Custom Mail Reader command box changed
to balsa --compose=%s. However, when I tried using mailto:: links,
balsa was not called. 

I read the man page for balsa and found that it recommended using
balsa -m "%s" as the command for having it handle mailto's. I went
back to the Mail Reader preferences, set the radio button for Custom
Mail Reader, and entered balsa -m "%s" in the command box. After that,
balsa was properly called when I clicked on mailto links. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

Comment 1 Craig Routledge 2004-03-14 19:35:30 UTC
Fix confirmed.  triage->easyfix

Comment 2 Craig Routledge 2004-06-06 22:51:53 UTC
Still present in FC2.

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-06-07 09:45:49 UTC

- { N_("Balsa"), .....  "balsa --compose=%s", ...... },
+ { N_("Balsa"), .....  "balsa -m %s", ...... },

Comment 4 Craig Routledge 2004-06-08 19:57:00 UTC
Thanks.  Bug has been filed upstream at

Comment 5 Craig Routledge 2004-06-10 02:41:48 UTC
Fixed in GNOME CVS for both 2.6.x and HEAD branches.

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