I know this has been discussed a few times on various Linux boards, but I’ve tried those fixes and they don’t work.
I’m trying to get my links within Thunderbird to open in Firefox. It worked at one time on this same install, and at some point it quit working. I’m not sure when or if anything changed (upgraded to Firefox 3 is all). I go so long without rebooting that I wondered if it was just a memory leak or glitch. But alas, no, a logoff or reboot doesn’t help.
Just to give you some background info, I have openSUSE 11. I’ve got Firefox 3.0.4 and Thunderbird 220.127.116.11. I’m using KDE 3.5.9 “release 49.1”, right off the openSUSE.org site / DVD.
I’m also NOT using the Firefox / Thunderbird that came with openSUSE, but instead using the pre-compiled ones that come right off mozilla.com’s website. I have both apps in /opt (/opt/firefox and /opt/thunderbird).
I’ve also got Firefox and Thunderbird registered as the default browser / email app in both GNOME and KDE3.
Moreover, I have gone into the Thunderbird config editor and added the “network.protocol-handler.app.http” and “network.protocol-handler.app.https” elements. They point to the right Firefox binary, /opt/firefox/firefox.
But those config editor entries have been in there for a long time (before I started having problems). I have a matching “mailto” entry in the Firefox config editor to get the “File -> Send Link” feature to send links via Thunderbird, which it does correctly.
I’m not a regular KMail user (I prefer Thunderbird’s consistency over multiple platforms), but I did try it temporarily to see what happened. Links from KMail properly opened in Firefox without a hitch, which tells me this is likely a Thunderbird problem.
I’ve also tried several script variations that perform the launching of Firefox, and temporarily changed the “http” and “https” variables in Thunderbird to point to the script instead of directly to Firefox, and that didn’t seem to help.
I can also pass URLs to Firefox on a shell and it opens correctly.
And lastly, I renamed my ~/.thunderbird and started up Thunderbird with a new profile. No go - links still won’t open in Firefox (all of my mailboxes are exclusively IMAP).
So do any of you have any ideas? I’d love to have this working again!