Thunderbird and launching Firefox browser

sdavmor sdavmor at
Wed Apr 7 19:36:21 UTC 2010

On 04/07/2010 05:27 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> Using Lucid, and Thunderbird 3.0.4 with Firefox 3.6.3 on a 32-bit
> system.
> On another distro I can click on a link mentioned in an email and
> this automatically starts Firefox if it is offline or opens a new
> tab if FF is already running.
> With Lucid I cannot do this.
> I do have Launchy installed - but I do not think that this is where
> the problem lies.
> I also have TB and FF as the default applications in the System
> Preferences.
> What is puzzling me is that I can go to
> System>Preferences>Appearance and click on the links Get More
> Backgrounds or Themes and in both cases Firefox is automatically
> started (or the correct web page brought up). But this does not
> happen from within Thunderbird.
> Does anyone know what is needed to be done to get a URL link in TB
> activate FF? For example, in an email someone supplies a link to a
> YouTube video; I used to click on that link and the video would be
> automatically brought up in Firefox. How to get this feature back
> in Ubuntu, anyone?
> BC

I had this problem with TB when I started getting the pre-release
nightly upgrades for TB. I had to manually reattach the link to FF
from inside TB options.
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