[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 667594] Re: Writing an email to an address does not work

Gargoulf 667594 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Dec 11 20:31:42 UTC 2010


I have another pb with may be related. Typing mail in gnome-do then selecting a contact produces absolutely nothing (I use thunderbird). However, thunderbird is set as default in preferred applications and clicking on a mailto: somewhere opens it. 
I don't know what happens to the gnome-do plugin. 
I use ubuntu 10.04 32 bits.


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  Writing an email to an address does not work

Status in “gnome-do” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gnome-do

When I choose one of my google contacts (not gmail), and choose to write an email to an address, nothing happens.

Output is this:
Error showing URL: Error stating file '/home/bjorn/xdg-email mail at mail.xx': No such file or directory

I'm on a fresh install of Maverick and tried it with the official package and the karmic ppa.
It looks like gnome-do is calling xdg-open (or gnome-open) to open xdg-email...

My system is well configure (Preferred Applications is set to thunderbird) and 'xdg-email mail at mail.xx' and 'xdg-email 'mail at mail.xx'' work. 'xdg-open mailto:mail at mail.xx' works as well (from the command line).

So the solution would be to make gnome-do use xdg-email instead of xdg-open for email addresses, or simply put a mailto: in front of email addresses instead of xdg-email.
Is there any possible workaround for that (like telling xdg-open to replace xdg-email with mailto:)?

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