Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134176
"Error showing url" when "Get more extensions" is clicked
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
Description of problem:
Clicking the "Get more extensions" link from Thunderbird produces
the following error:
Error showing url: There was an error launching the
default action command associated with this location.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use "Preferred Applications" to set default mail client to
Thunderbird, and default web browser to firefox.
2. Launch Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Extensions
3. Click "Get more extensions"
Error message described above.
Firefox should launch and go to the https://update.mozilla.org/ page
for Thunderbird extensions.
Same error message is produced when "Get more themes" is clicked.
Firefox is launched as expected when clicking links in an email
Works fine for me in latest rawhide.
I had the same problem. If it is like me it comes from an older
configuration I herited from first versions of Thunderbird. This can
be solved by changing the default browser twice. If you use GNOME2 you
can go to: GNOME Control Centre> Advanced> Preferred Applications and
configure your default browser (do it once with Mozilla, and the
second time wih Firefox) ... it should now work.
Thanks to Beppe for the hint above. It is indeed caused by bringing
over a /home dir containing old info.
If you are not running Gnome, and only have KDE installed, you can fix
it like this:
(Do the same for https after :
vi ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/%gconf.xml )
Change (well... this is what I saw) the bad
/usr/lib/firefox-0.10-1/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox My current
firefox was 1.0, maybe I did not run Gnome since that time or something.
Save it. Then one more step, gconfd runs as the interface to this
stuff for Firebird, even when you are KDE-only. It has the old config
still loaded. You must killall -9 gconfd-2, then Firebird will
properly service URL clicks. Woohoo!
I am running FC3 using icewm as my window manager. No HTML links will
work in Thunderbird - not even the ones in the Welcome to Mozilla
The above files do not exist on my system
Here's what I did to get it working.
1. Based on info here:
I located my prefs file ~/.thunderbird/60hya6x9.default/prefs.js -
your location will be different - just look under ~/.thunderbird
2. Stop thunderbird - it seems to write the prefs.js file upon exit.
3. I added the following line BEFORE the
4. Saved file
5. Start thunderbird.