Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138861
firefox-kmail interaction problems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.3; Linux; X11; en_US) (KHTML, like Gecko)
Description of problem:
I have two problems when I click onto URL's contained in a mail message:
1. While mozilla and konqueror open the html location directly, firefox opens
the html file copied to /var/tmp/kde-cache/krun/....
The result of this is that any referred images in the html file does not
show up since they are not in the tmp directory.
2. When I click on a login reference to a NY Times article I get the login
page. With firefox if you type your username and password and click
login you get a message saying /auth/login cannot be found and login
fails (you can login directly from firefox), however, when mozilla or
konqueror are the default browsers they work just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make firefox default browser (under kde, don't know about gnome)
2. Strart kmail and click on a url contained in a mail message
3. Should be tested with mozilla mail or thunderbird too.
If one puts "firefox %u" instead of "firefox" into
than kde knows the url and firefox opens at the location instead
of using the cached file. The second problem seems to go away too.
One little problem with this is that if you already have a firefox
running after clicking on the link the new page opens but the little
firefox icon keeps blinking for about 30 seconds. If there is no
other firefox open this does not happen.
Is it possible to add the %u to the desktop file for the next release
so that I don't have to change it by hand? It effects all embedded links
under KDE with firefox.
Just a reminder that the mozilla-firefox.desktop needs %u for firefox
to work with links in documents and e-mail.
Any particular reason why this small change is not making it into new
updates? It is a pain to go make this change on many machines everytime
firefox is updated.
Fixed in FC3, FC4 and RHEL4.