URL's in a e-mail msg will not startup firefox...???

Larry Shields larryesu at charter.net
Wed Apr 1 17:16:00 UTC 2009

Larry Shields wrote:
> kyle.smith wrote:
>> I would assume that it will attempt to use the GNOME configured default
>> application for web browsing.  Check the setting sunder System >
>> Preferences > Preferred Applications.
>> My next step in troubleshooting would be to launch Thunderbird from a
>> terminal emulator and watch the output when I click on a URL in an
>> E-Mail.  Might give you a clue as to why it's failing.
>> HTH,
>> Kyle
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Larry
>> Shields
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 10:05 AM
>> To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
>> Subject: URL's in a e-mail msg will not startup firefox...???
>> *Here is my problem, when someone sends a URL in a e-mail msg, when I
>> click on it, it will not bring up firefox...
>> I am using Thunderbird as my mail client, now can anyone tell me what I
>> need to do for it to work...???
>> Thanks for any help on this...
>> Larry
>> *
> *Hello Kyle,
> Thanks for the reply, though I have checked the configuration in the 
> preferred application, the brouser is firefox, custom is set in the 
> command /home/larry/thunderbird/thunderbird where it is located...
> I do not use Ubuntu to install the version of thunderbird that they use...
> Larry
> *
*Problem resolved, I went back to he settings of the preferred 
application, and redid the command line...
I had an extra /thunderbird so this is why it could not find it...

It is working just fine now...

Thanks for bring it to my attension, or I would have not found the 
answer to the fix...


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