[xubuntu-users] Link between Firefox and Thunderbird.

Elfy ub.untu at btinternet.com
Fri Feb 27 17:41:07 UTC 2015

On 27/02/15 15:42, Gérald Jean wrote:
> Hello,
> running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64-bit on AMD.
> This morning the system did a routine upgrade, after which it asks to
> reboot, I clicked yes, it did and from then on, when I click on a link
> in a Thunderbird email, it does open new instances of Firefox every
> time and it does open it on the Welcome page, NOT the page the link is
> supposed to lead to??
> Any idea?
> Thanks,
> Gérald
That is likely to be this bug


There is an xfce bug as well -

If you're happy to do so you can edit the firefox.desktop file as root


The very bottom 2 lines

X-XFCE-Commands=%B -remote "openURL(about:blank,new-window)";%B;
X-XFCE-CommandsWithParameter=%B -remote "openURL(%s)";%B "%s";

need to be replaced with

X-XFCE-CommandsWithParameter=%B "%s";

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