Bug 111402 - Preferred Applications doesn't call balsa properly
Preferred Applications doesn't call balsa properly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-12-02 23:10 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-22 05:37:39 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-12-02 23:10:20 EST
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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. 

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

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Comment 1 Craig Routledge 2004-03-14 14:35:30 EST
Fix confirmed.  triage->easyfix
Comment 2 Craig Routledge 2004-06-06 18:51:53 EDT
Still present in FC2.
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-06-07 05:45:49 EDT

- { N_("Balsa"), .....  "balsa --compose=%s", ...... },
+ { N_("Balsa"), .....  "balsa -m %s", ...... },
Comment 4 Craig Routledge 2004-06-08 15:57:00 EDT
Thanks.  Bug has been filed upstream at

Comment 5 Craig Routledge 2004-06-09 22:41:48 EDT
Fixed in GNOME CVS for both 2.6.x and HEAD branches.

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