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#REDIRECT [[Thunderbird#Opening links in Thunderbird with Firefox]]
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= Two Ways of opening links in Thunderbird with Firefox =
 
There's an easy way to get Thunderbird sort of working with Firefox right out of the box with Arch.
 
 
 
==The preferred method (does not need require restarting Thunderbird)==
 
Launch Thunderbird and navigate to the ''Config Editor'' by clicking the following menu items:
 
 
 
''Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General -> Config Editor''.
 
 
 
Right click in the list of parameters, select ''New'' and ''String'' in the menu.
 
 
 
A box appears, asking you for the preference name. Put :
 
<pre>
 
network.protocol-handler.app.http
 
</pre>
 
Click OK, the box then asks you for the value : set it to :
 
<pre>
 
/usr/bin/firefox
 
</pre>
 
 
 
Do it again for the preference named ''network.protocol-handler.app.https'' .
 
 
 
'''N.B.''' Xfce4 users may want to set this preference value to "exo-open", which then will use the browser set up in "Preferred Applications",
 
 
 
You can now click on URL directly to launch them into Firefox !
 
 
 
==Setting Firefox to open links in new tabs/new windows==
 
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.
 
 
 
There are two lines near the top that say:
 
<pre>
 
OPEN_IN=new-window
 
#OPEN_IN=new-tab
 
</pre>
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
Another way to do that is to select the right radiobutton in ''Edit/Preferences/Tabs'' in your Firefox browser menu.
 

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