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Post Posted November 19th, 2020, 11:49 am

Hi,

Recently migrated from Thunderbird to Seamonkey. Is there a way to configure Seamonkey EMAIL to open links with Chrome (on a Mac?) I seem to recall that there's a config setting, but can't seem to find it. Thanks!

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Post Posted November 19th, 2020, 1:23 pm

You're probably thinking of the option to set SeaMonkey as the system's default browser. Other than that, the choice of any other browser as default is set on the operating system, not in SeaMonkey. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201607

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Post Posted November 19th, 2020, 1:37 pm

SeaMonkey will handle anything it can. My default browser is Pale Moon, but if I click a link in email or news from SeaMonkey, it uses its own browser.

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Post Posted November 19th, 2020, 2:11 pm

What Anonymosity said. SeaMonkey email does not pick up the default browser from Mac systems settings. It insists on using the Seamonkey browser when opening a link from within an email message. I expect there's a way around this. Does anybody actually know what it is?

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Post Posted November 19th, 2020, 4:00 pm

The only way to do this is setting an external protocol handler but support is incomplete. Most code uses internal link load apis which whould need to be reworked. Not in this lifetime I am afraid.

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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 7:31 am

frg wrote:The only way to do this is setting an external protocol handler but support is incomplete. Most code uses internal link load apis which should need to be reworked. Not in this lifetime I am afraid.


I was afraid of that. When I googled the issue, most of what I found were 10-year old posts about config variables that might not show up in the about:config window, and that had nasty side effects when set.

Thanks, and...

Sigh...

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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 8:38 am

mfidelman wrote:
frg wrote:The only way to do this is setting an external protocol handler but support is incomplete. Most code uses internal link load apis which should need to be reworked. Not in this lifetime I am afraid.


I was afraid of that. When I googled the issue, most of what I found were 10-year old posts about config variables that might not show up in the about:config window, and that had nasty side effects when set.

Thanks, and...

Sigh...


mfidelman,

As frg said, no easy way. The kludge that I employ is to right click on an email message and get the option to copy link location and use that to paste into a different browser...

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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:11 am

frg wrote:The only way to do this is ...

Not quite. Just use an 'Open With' extension, in this case more specifically, use one designed for T/Bird and you'll know it'll do Email links.

For SM use, use the 6.8.6 version - https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... /versions/

You can also configure this extension to open other programs as well. I also use it to open YouToob vids in SMPlayer, where I can control the brightness/contrast, etc.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:36 am

Frank Lion wrote:
frg wrote:The only way to do this is ...

Not quite. Just use an 'Open With' extension, in this case more specifically, use one designed for T/Bird and you'll know it'll do Email links.

For SM use, use the 6.8.6 version - https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... /versions/

You can also configure this extension to open other programs as well. I also use it to open YouToob vids in SMPlayer, where I can control the brightness/contrast, etc.


Maybe I'm missing something. Open-With seems to give me options in the SeaMonkey browser window, but NOT in the email reader (i.e, it doesn't seem to give a right-click drop-down when clicking on an embedded link).

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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:47 am

mfidelman wrote:Maybe I'm missing something.

Yeah, you are.

Try the extension's Options.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:59 am

Can you be a little more specific. All the options listed in the add-on manager pane, seem to apply to how one can get to different browsers from the browser window. None of them seem to be related to embedded links in email messages.

Thanks...

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Post Posted November 21st, 2020, 11:33 pm

I have no clue if the settings mentioned in Changing the web browser invoked by Thunderbird would work with SeaMonkey, but they might be worth a look.

You used to modify network.protocol-handler.app.http and network.protocol-handler.app.https settings but starting a couple of years ago you needed to set network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http and network.protocol-handler.warn-external.https true and chose the desired browser from a popup window (you only need to do this once, its a sticky setting) instead.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2020, 9:43 am

The only thing is, those config items don't show up in the about:config list. Worse, the only reference to them in early seamonkey documentation & discussions suggested that they were only partially implemented, and tended to have unintended consequences (i.e., broke things). Looks like things have not improved. Oh well. Thanks.

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