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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 =
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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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==The preferred method (does not need require restarting Thunderbird)==
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Launch Thunderbird and navigate to the ''Config Editor'' by clicking the following menu items:
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''Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General -> Config Editor''.
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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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<pre>
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network.protocol-handler.app.http
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</pre>
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Click OK, the box then asks you for the value : set it to :
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<pre>
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/usr/bin/firefox
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</pre>
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Do it again for the preference named ''network.protocol-handler.app.https'' .
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'''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",
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You can now click on URL directly to launch them into Firefox !
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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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<pre>
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OPEN_IN=new-window
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#OPEN_IN=new-tab
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</pre>
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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