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#REDIRECT [[Thunderbird#Opening links in Thunderbird with Firefox]]
{{i18n_entry|English|Get Thunderbird to Export URLS to Firefox}}
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{{i18n_entry|Français|Ouvrir les URLS de Thunderbird avec Firefox}}
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[[Category:Internet and Email (English)]]
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[[Category:HOWTOs (English)]]
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= Two Ways of opening links in Thunderbird with Firefox =
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There's an easy way to get Thunderbird sort of working with Firefox right out of the box with Arch.
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==First way==
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Go to your hidden thunderbird directory in your home directory.
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<pre>
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cd /home/YOURUSERNAME/.thunderbird
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</pre>
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Or use a graphical filebrowser like Konqueror or Nautilus. Make sure to enable 'view hidden files and folders.'
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You'll see a folder that looks something like this
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ocj1fmh9.default
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</pre>
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Go into that folder and find the file named prefs.js and open it with your text editor of choice.
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'''''IMPORTANT - Make absolute sure that Thunderbird is CLOSED.  Otherwise this change to the text file will have no effect.'''''
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Add to the bottom of the prefs.js file the following lines and save the file (alternatively, you can add the lines to a new file called user.js).
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user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox");
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user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/firefox");
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Note: As far as the standard firefox package from the extra repository is concerned, the binary path is now /usr/bin/firefox. To check the path of your firefox binary manually, use the command:
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which firefox
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==Second way - does not need to restart Thunderbird==
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You can also add those config parameters directly in Thunderbird when it is running. Click ''Edit/Preferences/Advanced/General/Config Editor''. Right click in the list of parameters, select ''New'' and ''String'' in the menu.
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A box appears, asking you for the preference name. Put :
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network.protocol-handler.app.http
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Click OK, the box then asks you for the value : set it to :
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/usr/bin/firefox
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Do it again for the preference named ''network.protocol-handler.app.https'' .
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You can now click on URL directly to launch them into Firefox !
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==Third way - Set up gconf==
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If you already haven't, install gconf-editor:
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$> pacman -S gconf-editor
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Run gconf-editor and edit the /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http(s) keys to your liking.
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If you use Xfce4, you can type in "xfbrowser4 %s", which will use the browser set up in "Preferred Applications",
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==Setting Firefox to open links in new tabs/new windows==
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You can change whether links are opened in new tabs or in new windows by opening up /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox in a text editor.
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There are two lines near the top that say:
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OPEN_IN=new-window
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#OPEN_IN=new-tab
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This setup will open URL's in a new window.  Simply comment the first line and uncomment the second line to open URL's in a new tab!
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Another way to do that is to select the right radiobutton in ''Edit/Preferences/Tabs'' in your Firefox browser menu.
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Revision as of 05:29, 9 April 2013