removal of midbrowser
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Tue Jan 13 19:55:22 UTC 2009
> Ray Parrish wrote:
> > don fisher wrote:
> >> Ray,
> >> I really appreciate your reply to my, at time, newbie questions. Let
> >> me explain a few more details. The first is that I am trying to change
> >> from Fedora to Ubuntu. So many of the tasks I previously new how to
> >> perform changed or gained aliases:-) Part of the adventure I guess.
> >> I have had to install the 32-bit version of firefox in my home
> >> directory. I did this because some of the codecs for online videos
> >> only exist in 32 bit formats.
> >> Along the lines I found:
> >> a) The links from /etc/alternatives are:
> >> /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser -> /usr/bin/firefox-3.0
> >> b) The links from /usr/bin are:
> >> /usr/bin/firefox -> /usr/bin/firefox-3.0 ->
> >> /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.5/firefox.sh
> >> So both paths end up at /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.5/firefox.sh.
> >> But when I click on a link contained in a Thunderbird email, it still
> >> opens midbrowser.
> >> My ~/.mozilla directory, as shown below, does contain an entry for
> >> midbrowser:
> >> .mozilla>ls
> >> appreg dfisher/ firefox@ mozver.dat
> >> default/ extensions/ midbrowser/ pluginreg.dat
> >> There appears to be something within Thunderbird that wants to use the
> >> midbrowser rather than the firefox entries. I cannot find anything in
> >> Thunderbird that would change that setting. I am not even aware of how
> >> I enabled it. Maybe one of the upgrades did it by default?
> >> Thanks again for your help. I really have most things working. Only
> >> problems with Network Manager and Sound remain. But there have been
> >> many other posts on these subjects so I assume they are being fixed.
> >> don
> >> Ray Parrish wrote:
> >>> don fisher wrote:
> >>>> I have just installed ubuntu 8.10. In the past when running
> >>>> Thunderbird, I could click on a link in an email message, and the
> >>>> link would open in FireFox. Now it opens in midbrowser. Using
> >>>> synaptic, I removed midbrowser. Then when I clicked on the link
> >>>> nothing happened.
> >>>> How does one tell Thunderbird to use FireFox rather than midbrowser?
> >>>> Thanks
> >>>> don
> >>> Start Firefox, select Edit, Preferences, on the Preferences dialog
> >>> select the Advanced tab. Near the bottom of that tab is a checkbox
> >>> that says "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser".
> >>> Check that, and then over to the right is a button which says "Check
> >>> Now". Click that and if it asks if you want to make Firefox the
> >>> default browser, click Yes.
> >>> Here is another method you can use in terminal, on the command line
> >>> type -
> >>> update-alternatives --install x-www-browser
> >>> /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser /usr/bin/firefox
> >>> Then, use
> >>> update-alternatives --set x-www-browser /usr/bin/firefox
> >>> or
> >>> update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
> >>> Take your pick.
> >>> Later, Ray Parrish
> > Hello again,
> > LOL! You're a noob??? I've only been using Linux for about six months
> > now, after years of suffering the problems of Windows... I have been
> > tearing into the guts of Ubuntu every day however, and have been
> > learning quite a bit.
> > Also, I'm pretty good at using Google, and a search there on "ubuntu
> > thunderbird http link" has put me onto a thread that contains what I
> > think may be the answer for you.
> > Create a text file and name it user.js and put the following lines in it
> > user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox");
> > user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/firefox");
> > user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox");
> > Then save into your Thunderbird profile folder. The right folder will
> > already have a file called prefs.js. On my machine this path is
> > /home/ray/.mozilla-thunderbird/jta97xpo.default/
> > WOOPS! I realized right after clicking the Send button, that I had
> > forgotten about your non-standard path to Firefox. Please amend the
> > paths in the user.js file to "/usr/bin/firefox-3.0" to make it work on
> > your system.
> > I hope this solves your problem.
> > Later, Ray Parrish
> That worked great. Thanks for the assist. My background more physical
> science than computer science. Maybe you could point me to a dictionary
> that explains LOL and noob?
> Thanks again
http://www.qq.co.za/chatterms.aspx is the first link google provided. "noob"
isn't listed though - just pronounce it - noo-b (newbie). I believe
there's a lot more than that list even has, just ask a standard 13 year old
with a cell phone in the middle of a text message... :)
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