On 02/07/10 10:58, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 05:44:59PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 01/07/10 08:05, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 04:20:01PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> I had a perfectly working combination of Thunderbird and Firefox whereby
>>>> clicking on an URL link in TB would bring up that link in
>>>> Firefox......until this latest version, 3.6.6, installed earlier today
>>>> :-) . That nice link has now been destroyed.
>>>> FF is my default browser, its path is written correctly in its
>>>> preferences (and it starts OK using this path on a command line), the
>>>> config file for TB hasn't been altered....
>>>> Anyone else suffering this annoyance following the upgrade of FF?
>> Oh good, I wasn't imagining it then :-) .
>>> Upgraded from FF 3.0.x to 3.6.6 (some jump, huh?) and suddenly
>>> couldn't bring up FF from a URL in Mutt. Ran a few searches and found the
>>> fix was to add "export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox" to my ~/.bashrc file.
>>> After I verified that it worked I commented it out, rebooted, and saw
>>> the same problem. Uncommented the entry and everything was fine.
>> Unless what you wrote above is not quite right or I am not reading it
>> correctly, adding a line into my .bashrc exactly as you show produces
>> the same result as one from a dead horse :-( .
> I'll be damned.
Welcome to the club :-) .
> It looks like Alpine, which I also have on my system,
> doesn't have the problem but Mutt does. Alpine has the FF path right in
> it's configuration file but Mutt depends on urlscan or urlview (separate
> programs from Mutt) to call the browser. The
> /usr/share/doc/urlscan/README file says
> "urlscan uses sensible-browser to invoke the default Web browser of
> the current environment. To choose a particular browser, set the
> environment variable BROWSER; e.g.,
> export BROWSER=/usr/bin/epiphany"
> which, of course, changes to FF. Only used T'bird briefly a few years
> ago and can't remember the where browser is called but he ~/.bashrc
> entry *should* be a universal fix (it says here in fine print).
I installed Maverick Alpha #2 earlier today and the same behaviour
happens between TB and FF: simply clicking on the link does nothing nor
does R-C'ing and selecting Open Link with Browser :-( . This feature has
been deaded :-( - for me at least.
HOWEVER! Some good nooos!
For many years I have had an add-on called Launchy installed in TB and
which never worked, so I disabled it.
I decided to go for broke and re-activated it. And suddenly something
which didn't work for years sprang into life, and Launchy works! Means 3
more mouse clicks...but whose counting, eh? :-)
Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently
they believe it.
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