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rcs_chandra
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Post Posted June 6th, 2005, 1:42 am

I am a Mozilla 1.7x user who has recently migrated to Firefox 1.04 and Thunderbird and 1.02 in Kubuntu Linux.

When I click on an http link in an email window in Thunderbird, that page is opened in a Firefox tab.


Likewise, when I click on a mailto: link on a web page in Firefox, I want a compose window to be opened in Thunderbird. How do I achieve this?

What I am seeking is the same integrated behaviour as in Mozilla.

TIA.

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Post Posted June 6th, 2005, 5:40 pm

I think there should be an option to set Thunderbird as your default mail client somewhere. Maybe not on Linux though. Try the General tab under options in Thunderbird.

You might also want to try the Thunderbird support forums.

rcs_chandra
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Post Posted June 8th, 2005, 12:06 am

Subject: Firefox-Thunderbird Integration
Acknowledgement: Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ge=1&pp=10
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Purpose: Click on a mailto: link in Firefox to open that link in Thunderbird

Distribution/OS: Kubuntu Linux

HowTo:

1. cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/<SomeString.default>

2. If the file user.js does not exist, create it.

3. Append the following lines to the file:

//Firefox-Thunderbird mailto: Integration
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mailto","/usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird");

4. Close and restart Firefox, and test functionality.
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Purpose: Click on an http: link in Thunderbird to open that link in Firefox

Distribution/OS: Kubuntu Linux

HowTo:

1. cd ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/<SomeString.default>

2. If the file user.js does not exist, create it.

3. Append the following lines to the file:

// Thunderbird-Firefox http: Integration
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");

4. Close and restart Thunderbird, and test functionality.

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Post Posted January 20th, 2006, 6:33 pm

rcs_chandra wrote:Subject: Firefox-Thunderbird Integration
Acknowledgement: Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ge=1&pp=10
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Purpose: Click on a mailto: link in Firefox to open that link in Thunderbird

Distribution/OS: Kubuntu Linux

HowTo:

1. cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/<SomeString.default>

2. If the file user.js does not exist, create it.

3. Append the following lines to the file:

//Firefox-Thunderbird mailto: Integration
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mailto","/usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird");

4. Close and restart Firefox, and test functionality.



I've been having the same problem so I tried this, but for some reason my Firefox is installed in /opt and nothing I do will let me create that user.js file. I've tried doing it as sudo but it still tells me I can't.

Is Firefox supposed to be in that directory? If not how can I get it where it's supposed to be so that I can get this to work?

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Post Posted January 29th, 2006, 3:59 pm

Type in 'whereis firefox' in a terminal window. THAT is where firefox is supposed to be located. Also, don't put a space character in the above line at all because I figured out that the preferences parsing doesn't like spaces.

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Post Posted January 29th, 2006, 4:01 pm

Also, that solutions works in not just Ubuntu as it worked with me and Gentoo Linux, and it most likely does work for Windows and Mac OSX (but those are trivial solutions since getting to the right place to change preferences in trivial in both of the latter 2 OSes).

reevuu
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Post Posted June 3rd, 2006, 2:15 am

It does not work for me.

What do you mean with "terminal window"?

My TB links already open in FF but FF has not the focus and the tabs opens in the background.
What to do to resolve this problem?

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