One of my laptops is running OpenSuSE 11.3 with KDE4. I also run KDE3 KDEPIM because I’m not happy with KDE4’s version of KDEPIM.
Everything works well until I click on a newslink in email, and if I have kompozer installed, kompozer starts and tries to open the url, instead of Firefox.I have Firefox configured to start programs, but I can’t figure out how to get kompozer not to start opening links. I can’t find anything on the kontact or kmail configurations, either. Suggestions?
[QUOTE=DenverD;2397451]On 10/26/2011 12:56 AM, robertsmits wrote:
> You may have a point. But I have no idea how to do that, since I’m not
> running KDE3 here, just the program KDEPIM 3.5.10. The computer uses
is there a /home/[yourID]/.kde3 ?
Yes, there is but I’ve looked at all the config files and can’t find one with any reference to Firefox or Kompozer
or, find the Trinity Project folks and ask them where the config file
for KDEPIM 3.5.10 lives in a 11.3 with KDE4 system…and how to set it
the way you want it…
Type Alt+F2 - it should open a small text entry box somewhere on your screen (typically top or middle, depending on configuration)
In that text box, type “File Associations” (no quotes). As you start typing, one or two options should be offered. In my case, one says “File Associations: Configure file associations”, and the other says “File Associations/KDE3: KDE3, Configure file associations”.
Click on each result in turne, e.g., for the KDE4 configuration, a dialogue box will open where you select the relevant associations to change. Use the search box at the top to make your life easier: type in “html” and that will narrow the list down to only a few entries (expand the results list to see the full types).
Of those results, “text/html” and “application/xhtml+xml” are the ones of interest to you, most likely. Click on each of them in turn to bring up the list of candidate applications on the right hand side of the window. Increase or decrease the preference orders to taste using the up and down buttons.
No Change. The file associations window opens all right, and at the appropriate lines firefox is the top choice and kompozer is on the bottom, but when I go to kmail and click on a link, it STILL opens kompozer!
How about temporarily removing kompozer then trying again and see what KMail is going to do about it
su - # Become root
zypper remove kompozer
exit # Go back to your normal user
kmail # Launch KMail
# At this point, do exactly whay you had done last
# time and it didn't work, e.g., click on a link on a
# mail message in KMail.
# Note what happens.
# Close KMail.
# Logout of your account altogether
# Log back in
su - # Root again
zypper install kompozer
# Repeat previous steps, and see if the behaviour persists.
I’m still not clear on why this occurs when I run KDEPIM 3.5.10 under KDE4, but I have found a good workaround - just install KDE3 and the problem goes away - and it feels faster and snappier than KDE4.