Bug 166226 - Can't change default email application
Can't change default email application
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-08-17 21:35 EDT by John Griffiths
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-01 00:29:35 EDT
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Description John Griffiths 2005-08-17 21:35:17 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
I like and want to use thunderbird as my email program. Since installing this RPM, everytime I click on an email link in firefox it brings up evolution. If I wanted to use evolution, I would. I don't want to.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.start firefox
2.click on an email link

Actual Results:  evolution configuration wizard opens (I won't configure it; don't want to use it.)

Expected Results:  thunderbird compose window should have opened.

Additional info:

I am about to dump the firefox and thundeerbird RPMs for Fedora and install the tar balls from Mozilla.
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2005-08-18 01:36:29 EDT
So configure Thunderbird as your default email program.

Fedora Menu > Desktop > Preferences > More Preferences > Preferred Applications.
 Or get it to it by running /usr/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties

Select Thunderbird as your mail client from the drop down list.
Comment 2 John Griffiths 2005-08-18 10:28:01 EDT
I don't use gnome. I use kde. I did set thunderbird as the default email program
in kde. Firefox is not honoring that.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2005-10-01 00:29:35 EDT
Fedora cannot support both KDE and GNOME's default application choice.  We have
to choose one.  Sorry if this is an inconvenience to you.

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