Thunderbird browser configuration

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon May 3 02:52:29 UTC 2010

On 03/05/10 01:57, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> 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
> Not in my copy they weren't. And I already had made TB the default email
> application. I had to create these parameters from scratch.
> Neil

Brand new installation, untouched by human hands, of Kubuntu 10.04 with 
Thunderbird 3.0.4 freshly installed from the Ubuntu-Canonical 
repository: the entries


*are *both shown in Edit Configuration.

No ifs or buts - they are there.

In System Settings>Default Applications the Mail Client is set to 
Thunderbird and the Browser is set to Firefox both with the correct 
command line statements to start them.

And just to get rid of any variables: I have a 32-bit system, and both 
Kubuntu and Ubuntu 10.04 are FRESH installs, NOT upgrades.


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