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    [SOLVED] thunderbird url to open in firefox


    I Know this topic has already been discussed three times here. The solution there given was:
    1. Go to: Cool Solutions: Forcing Thunderbird to Open Hyperlinks in Firefox
    2. An url from gentoo-wiki which supposedly have the answer but unfornutely it seems the url no longer exists.

    Now, I read the novell solution. My problem is I don't have ~/.thunderbird directory and so normally I'm missing the prefs.js file which I'm supposed to edit. In this case what to do?

    N.B: I placed the openlink.sh in my /usr/lib/thunderbird/ directory.
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    Hmmm. I found that they no longer calls the directory under /home/user/ .thunderbird but .mozilla-thunderbird. After finding the directory the solution given in Novell site applies, and it worked. But I have used a better version of openlink.sh, which I copied from mozillazine forum. Its like this:
    #!/bin/sh

    export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/opt/firefox"

    url="$1"
    if [ "x$url" = "x" ]; then
    url="about:blank"
    fi

    if $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/mozilla-xremote-client openURL\("$url, new-tab"\); then
    exit 0
    fi
    exec $MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME/firefox "$url"
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    Just to post the best solution I've found I repoened this thread.
    :-
    Just Another Tech Blog: Thunderbird Configured to Open Links in Firefox

    You don't have tho write any script in this solution.
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