Launch Firefox from links in Thunderbird

Just a quick note to remember : Add thoses lines at the end of /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.2/defaults/pref/all-thunderbird.js
pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");
pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");
pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");

So the links in the mail will open Firefox.
I don’t know why it isn’t default. Looks like Firefox & Thunderbird aren’t yet very superior to the Mozilla Suite.

5 Responses to Launch Firefox from links in Thunderbird

  1. Activer les liens de Thunderbird pour ouvrir Firefox

    Ouvrir /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird-*/defaults/pref/all-thunderbird.js
    Et ajouter en fin de fichier :

    pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.http”, “/usr/bin/(nom_du_navigateur)”);
    pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.https”,…

  2. Ron says:

    Thanks for this little tidbit, works on suse. I was searching for a eligant way to get the links in thunderbird to work. You provided that and it is much appricated.

  3. lguohan says:

    thanks. It works on my little debian box. probably we can add this a patch to debian package.

  4. Edward Millspaw says:

    Launch Firefox from links in Thunderbird

    Note: EJM using Thunderbird/Firefox on Fedora Core 3:

    I Installed about:config in Tools menu in Thunderbird 1.0.7 on Fedora Core 3. You can now use this to edit the preferences. I changed the following entries to point to the firefox launching shell script. It seems that different Linux installations of Thunderbird/Firefox place the scripts in different directories.

    network.protocol-handler.app.ftp user set string /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
    network.protocol-handler.app.http user set string /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
    network.protocol-handler.app.https user set string /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

    After this change, Thunderbird will launch Firefox if any email contains a link.

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