Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166226
Can't change default email application
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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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:
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.
I am about to dump the firefox and thundeerbird RPMs for Fedora and install the tar balls from Mozilla.
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.
I don't use gnome. I use kde. I did set thunderbird as the default email program
in kde. Firefox is not honoring that.
Fedora cannot support both KDE and GNOME's default application choice. We have
to choose one. Sorry if this is an inconvenience to you.