Thunderbird browser configuration

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sun May 2 16:36:12 BST 2010

On 03/05/10 01:19, Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> On 05/02/2010 10:02 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 02/05/10 09:21, Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
>>> A while back Thunderbird got stupid and you had to manually add your web
>>> browser in the configuration. Well that little bug is back, at least on
>>> mine. Does anyone remember the exact wording to add. As I recall it went
>>> something like "network.protocol-handler.http" but I know that's not
>>> exactly right. Somethings missing and I don't remember what it is.
>> These parameters are already set in TB when you install it.
>> What you need to do is to make TB, and FF, your default applications to
>> use for the 'net.
>> BC
> Somehow in the new upgrade to the latest and greatest the setting got
> lost. Firefox is the default but that didn't work as it should. Even
> adding the network.protocol...... thing didn't fix it. I added the
> "http" and https" with firefox as the application and restarted T-bird
> but no dice.

The original suggestions/fix last year was to insert these lines:

as "boolean true"

In the latest TB 3.0.4 this appears to have been altered to:


At least this is what I have and it works for me.

Ooops, just in case this makes a difference (because I cannot get to my 
Kubuntu installation right now), I quote this from my Ubuntu 
installation (which is my normal system, the Kubuntu one is only to see 
how horrible it is compared to Ubuntu :-) ).


"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
                                                                     Galileo Galilei

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