[xubuntu-users] Link between Chrome and Thunderbird (was: Re: Link between Firefox and Thunderbird.

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sat Feb 28 22:11:36 UTC 2015

On 02/27/2015 03:42 PM, 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??

I have the same problem in reverse, with Chrome under Xubuntu

Any time I click on a mailto link in a web page, it opens a new Chrome
window instead of opening Thunderbird.

In System Settings » Default Applications, Mail *is* set to Thunderbird,
and I can't find anywhere inside Chrome to specify what used to be
called "helper applications" in other browsers.

There appears to be some system program (whose name I have forgotten, so
I can't Google it) which is supposed to provide applications with the
correct application to run for various circumstances, but it's clearly
not configured correctly.


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