Getting Firefox to open when clicking on links in Thunderbird

James Evans james at
Fri Jul 22 08:23:34 UTC 2005

I'm using KDE too :)
You might try manually editing a gconf entry. You'll need to create a 
directory with the path:
Then create a file called "%gconf.xml"
That file should contain something like this:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
        <entry name="command" mtime="1121943099" type="string">
                <stringvalue>/usr/bin/opera -newpage %s</stringvalue>

Failing that, just "apt-get gconf-editor" - It'll bloat your system, but 
it's still handy for handling hidden settings for a whole bunch of 
gnome-dependent packages

Martin J Hooper wrote:

> James Evans wrote:
>> What I did to get this working for Opera was to launch gconf-editor 
>> and navigate to:
>> /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/
>> Then change the key value for "command" to launch firefox (for Opera, 
>> the value I used was "/usr/bin/opera -newpage %s"). You'll probably 
>> want to have a look at the documentation for mozilla-remote, too.
>> Also, make sure that the key for "enabled" is checked.
> Cheers for that James - Thing is I'm using KDE... ;)  gconf-editor 
> isn't installed...
> Will think of something else I'm sure ;)

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