more on T'bird [SOLVED]

Frank McCormick beacon at
Fri Jul 1 00:07:51 UTC 2011

On 11-06-30 06:29 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> On 06/30/2011 05:04 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
>> By clicking on the https link at the bottom of my own message.I
>> discovered the https link does work - it's apparently in the T'bird
>> setup under attachments ?? The http link is also there, BUT doesn't work
>> if the link is http. It does work if you change the http selection  to
>> "always ask", then when you click a link in mail, you can pick a
>> browser!!
>> This is really weird.
> I am running Tbird 3.1.11 x86_64 edition and I have both https & http
> set to "use Firefox".  I can automatically open either one in Firefox
> with no problems.
> I have these settings in about:config:
> if that helps.
> Regards,  Jim

  The really strange thing is when I created those
setttings , and set them to /usr/bin/firefox they did
nothing at all. I found the suggestion to create them
on the mozilla forum. Then I accidentally clicked
on the https link at the bottom of some mail, and it worked, but only
for https. I then went into T'birds preferences attachments, and saw
it was set to run Firefox. I then added http also set to run
Firefox and it worked. So I still don't know for sure what
controls what in Thunderbird:)
Can you check you T'bird preferences attachments and see what's in
there-I am curious.

I found the same thing in Firefox under preferences/applications and set
the mailto: link to /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird and it works.


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