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after updating to fedora 15, the http links in Thunderbird doesn't work. I have tried many solutions, but without result. - in prefs. js add : user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox"); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox"); ...
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    Question http links in thunderbird doesn't work (fedora 15)


    after updating to fedora 15, the http links in Thunderbird doesn't work.
    I have tried many solutions, but without result.
    - in prefs.js add :
    user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox");
    user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox");
    user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/firefox");
    - I have tried it with KDE and GNOME.
    - move .thunderbird to .thunderbird.backup and reopen thunderbird. But still same problem.
    - When I create a new user it works correctly! So I think it must be related to the update.
    - I also change the default application (in System Settings) to google-chrome and Opera. But no result.
    - http-links in other application (dolphin, nautilus, ...) works correctly

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    problem solved: http links in thunderbird doesn't work (fedora 15)

    My problem is solved.
    First the history: I had installed firefox4 under Fedora 14 in directory /opt/firefox (package wasn't available under Fedora14).
    After the update to Fedora15, I used again the Fedora package for firefox5, and removed /opt/firefox.

    Only today I remembered this. First I tested with the symbol link '/opt/firefox/firefox' to /usr/bin/firefox. And yes it works again. Then I seek for files that contains '/opt/firefox' (fyi: find $HOME -type f -name "*" 2> /dev/null | xargs grep "/opt/firefox" 2> /dev/null), and found four files:
    ./.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/chrome/%gconf.xml: <stringvalue>/opt/firefox/firefox &quot;%s&quot;</stringvalue>
    ./.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/%gconf.xml: <stringvalue>/opt/firefox/firefox &quot;%s&quot;</stringvalue>
    ./.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/%gconf.xml: <stringvalue>/opt/firefox/firefox &quot;%s&quot;</stringvalue>
    ./.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ftp/%gconf.xml: <stringvalue>/opt/firefox/firefox &quot;%s&quot;</stringvalue>

    After editing these files, removing the symbol link and a reboot (maybe logoff is also sufficient) the links works again. Strange that Thunderbird (and firefox?) always use the gnome files, although I use KDE4.

    Regards,

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    Last edited by kdg1955; 07-02-2011 at 07:14 PM. Reason: greetings

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