File Association

Steve Morris samorris at
Sun Feb 13 20:08:27 UTC 2011

On 14/02/11 04:12, John wrote:
> Hi, All
> I am new here, and to kubuntu, I have set up kUBUNTU 10.10 on my laptop
> (Extensa 5630Z), everything is going well, there is however a small
> problem with Thunderbird, and Firefox in that when I click a link in a
> file or from the desktop then Thunderbird fires up instead of Firefox ??
> I decided to do a test by creating a "link to Location" on the desktop,
> called it test linked to "", when I clicked the
> link Thunderbird fired up together with a pop-up to set a program as the
> default (I thought woopeee! its sorting itself out) I selected
> /usr/bin/firefox and ticked the check box to make it permanent, shut
> Thunderbird down and tried again, now I get both Thunderbird and Firefox
> starting up, so a little progress.
> Now where do I remove the association for Thunderbird to stop it
> Starting up in the above situation ?
> I have Googled and and found nothing of help.
> All help much appreciated
Hi John,
    Have a look at System Settings -> File Associations and search for
all entries associated with Thunderbird and change the ones that
shouldn't be. Alternatively, look for all entries that are associated
with both Thunderbird and Firefox and change them accordingly.


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