Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244514
Thunderbird fails to link to Firefox on KDe desktop
Last modified: 2008-02-28 08:17:32 EST
Description of problem:
Thunderbird's OpenBrowser.sh command only works on the Gnome desktop. If it is
unable to find the details in GConf then links fail to open.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Thunderbird 2.x Firefox 2.x FC7 - fully patched.
Totally as it is a script error
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Install Thunderbird
3. Install Firefox
Open document in Thunderbird and select a url link in a document
Error box displayed.
Firefox either starts of moves to the url selected.
It's only a workaround, sorry; can you try to do these steps?
- close thunderbird
- open ~/.thunderbird/default.mjl/prefs.js
- add these lines:
- save the file
- reopen thunderbird and try to open an URL link in a document.
If you want to set Firefox as default KDE browser you have two ways to do it:
- Open the Control Center, in menu KDE Components -> Component Chooser -> Web
Browser, click in the following browser and type in firefox.
- launch from one terminal: kcmshell componentchooser
default.mjl can be also "XXXXX.default".
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=331089) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.