Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it... *SOLVED*

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat Jul 3 11:33:55 UTC 2010


On 07/02/2010 11:28 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 03/07/10 07:07, Traveller wrote:
>    
>> On 01/07/2010 11:40 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>
>>      
>>> On 02/07/10 10:58, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>>
>>>        
>>>> On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 05:44:59PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>          
>>>>> On 01/07/10 08:05, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>            
>>>>>> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 04:20:01PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>              
>>>>>>> I had a perfectly working combination of Thunderbird and Firefox whereby
>>>>>>> clicking on an URL link in TB would bring up that link in
>>>>>>> Firefox......until this latest version, 3.6.6, installed earlier today
>>>>>>> :-) . That nice link has now been destroyed.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> FF is my default browser, its path is written correctly in its
>>>>>>> preferences (and it starts OK using this path on a command line), the
>>>>>>> config file for TB hasn't been altered....
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Anyone else suffering this annoyance following the upgrade of FF?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>                
>>>>>> Yup.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>              
>>>>> Oh good, I wasn't imagining it then :-) .
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>            
>>>>>>       Upgraded from FF 3.0.x to 3.6.6 (some jump, huh?) and suddenly
>>>>>> couldn't bring up FF from a URL in Mutt. Ran a few searches and found the
>>>>>> fix was to add "export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox" to my ~/.bashrc file.
>>>>>> After I verified that it worked I commented it out, rebooted, and saw
>>>>>> the same problem. Uncommented the entry and everything was fine.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>              
>>>>> Unless what you wrote above is not quite right or I am not reading it
>>>>> correctly, adding a line into my .bashrc exactly as you show produces
>>>>> the same result as one from a dead horse :-( .
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>            
>>>> I'll be damned.
>>>>
>>>>          
>>> Welcome to the club :-) .
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>        
>>>>      It looks like Alpine, which I also have on my system,
>>>> doesn't have the problem but Mutt does. Alpine has the FF path right in
>>>> it's configuration file but Mutt depends on urlscan or urlview (separate
>>>> programs from Mutt) to call the browser. The
>>>> /usr/share/doc/urlscan/README file says
>>>>
>>>> "urlscan uses sensible-browser to invoke the default  Web browser of
>>>> the  current environment.   To choose  a particular  browser,  set the
>>>> environment variable BROWSER; e.g.,
>>>>
>>>> export BROWSER=/usr/bin/epiphany"
>>>>
>>>> which, of course, changes to FF. Only used T'bird briefly a few years
>>>> ago and can't remember the where browser is called but he ~/.bashrc
>>>> entry *should* be a universal fix (it says here in fine print).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>          
>>> I installed Maverick Alpha #2 earlier today and the same behaviour
>>> happens between TB and FF: simply clicking on the link does nothing nor
>>> does R-C'ing and selecting Open Link with Browser :-( . This feature has
>>> been deaded :-( - for me at least.
>>>
>>> HOWEVER! Some good nooos!
>>>
>>> For many years I have had an add-on called Launchy installed in TB and
>>> which never worked, so I disabled it.
>>>
>>> I decided to go for broke and re-activated it. And suddenly something
>>> which didn't work for years sprang into life, and Launchy works! Means 3
>>> more mouse clicks...but whose counting, eh? :-)
>>>
>>> BC
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>        
>> Just out of curiosity, have you checked Preferences>   Attachments to
>> make sure that FireFox is properly set as the handler for http? I had
>> this sort of behaviour on my Windoze box awhile ago, and found that,
>> even though the handler claimed to be FireFox, it was pointing in the
>> wrong direction. I had to "re-aim" it, and all was well.
>> 	Dave
>>
>>      
>
> BINGO!
>
> The Attachments did show Firefox (Default) so one assumes that
> everything is working perfectly. But not so. I selected for http and
> https the OTHER box and then physically selected /usr/bin/firefox -
> after which the click on link to start FF now works!
>
> Many thanks for solving this vexing puzzle!
>
> I am sure that quite a number of other people will now get TB to call up
> FF (Billie are you reading?).
>
> BC
>
>
>    

I'm reading. I didn't have an issue with the update. In fact it "fixed" 
a couple minor little annoyances I was having with Firefox.

And, by the way, I finally got my Wacom Tablet to work in Kubuntu. Took 
most of yesterday off and on but it now works

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