Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204440
Thunderbird needs to be called with --compose argument.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
Description of problem:
The default mail application launch string for Thunderbird does not work
when thunderbird is already running. It might not work anyway since it
does not include the --compose argument that appears to be needed.
This makes using thunderbird and firefox together painful at best.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seems to be the same problem with any FC5 build.
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Launch thunderbird and leave it running.
1. Go to System -> Preferences -> More Preferences -> Preferred Applications
2. Select 'Thunderbird' as the mail client of choice.
3. Click on an email link (mailto:email@example.com)
If thunderbird is already running, nothing useful happens at all.
A new compose email window should pop up.
It seems that you can work around this by changing the mail app to 'custom'
and giving the command as: thunderbird --compose %s
I believe this command should be the command used when you select 'Thunderbird'
instead of having to choose a custom command.
Fedora Core 5 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or
Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please
let us know in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back
from you, we will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
Thanks in advance.
We haven't got any reply to the last question about reproducability of the bug
with Fedora Core 6, Fedora 7, or Fedora devel. Mass closing this bug, so if you
have new information that would help us fix this bug, please reopen it with the