Thunderbird and launching Firefox browser

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Apr 8 02:59:48 UTC 2010

On 08/04/10 11:11, NoOp wrote:
> On 04/07/2010 06:02 PM, NoOp wrote:
> ...
>> I only use TB for testing; on the newly installed TB3 in lucid that I
>> installed to test the calendar (lightning) issue, I find that clicking
>> on a url in an email msg results in a 'Launch Application' popup asking
>> me to 'Choose an Application'. I can of course wander around and _find_
>> firefox, seamonkey, opera, et al to launch the url, but I shouldn't have
>> to. TB should use the preferences that I've already set in
>> System|Preferences|Preferred Applications. This sounds like a TB bug to me.
>> So, looking on launchpad:
>> <>
>> I find:
>> [[ubuntu lucid] thunderbird does not know how to open a weblink]
>> Feel free to join along...
> Sorry, I just noticed that 547103 is marked as a duplicate of:
> [Thunderbird 3 hyperlinks broken]
> It appears that installing 'thunderbird-gnome-support' resolves the
> issue - does for me&  now TB3 opens seamonkey when the url is clicked.
> Odd that Ubuntu didn't include this as a depends. Reminds me of
> where you have to go back out an actually install the
> '' package just to get java widgets&  OOo Base installed&
> running. Sigh... I'll stick to standard mozilla installs thanks very much.

Thanks for your response. See my reply to sdavmor (of a few moments 
ago). Annoyance solved.


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