Bug 166226 - Can't change default email application
Summary: Can't change default email application
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox   
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Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-08-18 01:35 UTC by John Griffiths
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-01 04:29:35 UTC
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Description John Griffiths 2005-08-18 01:35:17 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
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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How reproducible:

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 05:36:29 UTC
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 14:28:01 UTC
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 04:29:35 UTC
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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