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links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby thenthenio » Wed Sep 24, 2008 19:15

As in the subject:
On Firefox clicking on a link mailto:[email protected] gives no result.
On Firefox clicking on a downloaded file does not work (even choosing open after right clicking on it).
On Thinderbird clicking on a link http://www.foo.com nothing happens.
This happens both on a desktop and on a laptop PC with SL 3.5 x86_64.
What should I do to fix it?

Thanks.
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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 19:21

Have you tried crisandbea's tip for Firefox and Thunderbird in the following thread?:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=13575
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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby thenthenio » Thu Sep 25, 2008 0:11

No, I haven't seen it before.

I did the configurations in Firefox and Thunderbird.
On Thunderbird it works, on Firefox not.
I saw that there should be another setting:
network.protocol-handler.external.mailto=true

but it does not work anyway.
I also tried restarting Firefox with no luck...

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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:08

And how about if you do what it says in the following thread?:
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=14479
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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby misty3 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:54

Is a FireFox 3.0 and up bug.
Earlier versions linked correctly.
No fix as far as I can find.
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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby thenthenio » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:43

Ah, I see...
In fact I can't even open any kind of file in download window, I have to open the folder and open them from it instead!

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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby thenthenio » Thu Sep 25, 2008 22:33

Today Firefox upgraded automatically from Entropy but still file open does not work.

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Re: links not working in Firefox and Thunderbird

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Nov 02, 2008 23:57

Just an update: The full fix for making links in a Thunderbird mail open a Firefox window is given on the following MozillaZine Web page:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_brows ... rd_-_Linux

I used about:config to set:

network.protocol-handler.app.http to "/usr/bin/firefox"
network.protocol-handler.app.https to "/usr/bin/firefox"
network.protocol-handler.app.ftp to "/usr/bin/firefox"

It had stopped working in my case for some reason, but is now working again after doing the above.
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