Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215119
The launch Mail Reader action opens a Thunderbird Mail compose window.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:48 EST
Description of problem:
When the preferred mail application is set to Thunderbird Mail, the launch Mail
Reader action opens a Thunderbird Mail compose window.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Set Mail Reader to Thunderbird Mail in Preferred Applications.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure preferred mail reader is set to Thunderbird
2. Right-click on Mail Notification applet and select "Mail Reader"
A Thunderbird mail starts showing only a composition window.
A Thunderbird mail start with a main mail reader window.
The following process is created...
/bin/sh /usr/lib64/thunderbird-18.104.22.168/thunderbird -compose
Same results occur if you set the double-click action to "Mail Reader" and then
double-click the notification applet icon.
This is most likely not Fedora specific. Please report it directly to the
upstream project and its maintainers in the proper bugtracker. For
mail-notification that's at
so it get's fixed there once properly and for all distributions/users; Fedora
Extras will then integrate the new version when it's available.
BTW, I'm not even sure if this is a bug in mail-notification. The
gnome-mechanisms that are responsible to start the configured mail-app should
provide a mechanism that allowes app like mail-notification to start up the
mail-app directly without a composer window.
Reported bug upstream...
It's not distro specific, but FC has an "htmlview" package as a kludge to make
the icons works properly...figured it wouldn't hurt to get something working here.
I've tried to duplicate the functionality of the "htmlview" package in a patch I
just uploaded to the upstream tracker...
Don't know if they will accept it or not, but duplicating the info here and
reopening for those interested.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I've tried to duplicate the functionality of the "htmlview" package in a patch I
> just uploaded to the upstream tracker...
Committed to devel; will build for FC6 in a few days
Btw: that patch will cause MN to crash if the mail reader command contains no
space at all. Since I'm going to release 4.0 in a couple of days you might want
to wait for it instead.
Build mail-notification-4_0-0_1_fc7_rc1 for devel -- this shoud fix this bug.
Will build the final version when ready for FC6, too.
BTW, Jean-Yves, thx for your work.