[lug] thunderbird doesn't honor default KDE browser

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Dec 15 14:10:34 MST 2011

On 12/15/2011 12:25 PM, Davide Del Vento wrote:
> I have KDE (I finally gave up on GNOME, but that's a different story)
> Platform Version 4.7.2 (4.7.2) and my default browser is firefox
> (firefox says so, and SystemSettings->DefaultApplications->WebBrowser
> confirms). When I click on a link in the console, it opens firefox.
> When I click on a link in Thunderbird (v8.0) it opens Chrome.
> Thunderbird doesn't have any browser "choice" and it should honor
> system default, do you have any clue of what could be wrong here?

Firefox is basically a gnome app and uses gconf to lookup 
desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http, etc.  So you still need to use the gnome 
tools to set the preference.

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