How to have Mozilla-T-bird automagically bring up webpages?

James Gray james at
Tue Sep 20 09:27:16 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 20 September 2005 15:44, Terry Egan wrote:
> Hello,
>  I loaded a brand new copy of Kubuntu 5.04, changed my /etc/apt/sources
> to breezy, did an apt-get update and an apt-get dist-upgrade and rebooted.
>  Then I did an apt-get Firefox and Thunderbird and set them up ( I
> thought ).  However, clicking on a hyperlink ( ) in
> TBird does not bring up Firefox, or if Firefox is already displayed,
> does not change the displayed webpage to
>  Can someone tell me how to modify the behavior of whichever program so
> that I can just click on a hyperlink in TBird?

Googling "firefox thunderbird integration +linux" (sans "") and the fourth hit 

Which if you read the whole thing suggests:

"I looked around for this problem about a month ago. It was for Debian/GNU 
Linux + KDE. I just changed the following config settings in Thunderbird and 
Firefox respectively. mozilla-firefox mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird

After these were set, it seems to work allright for both mailto and http(s). 
As either of them are not KDE applications, this has to be this way. 
Otherwise, KDE applications can be set to use any available browser/email 
client by setting the optoin in KDE's Component Chooser. I was also thinking 
of tinkering with "discover", but the problem is solved(for now).

Posted by: KDS at January 3, 2005 11:12 PM"


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