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Re: Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

Subject: Re: Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...
From: Traveller
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:07:52 -0700
On 01/07/2010 11:40 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Yup.
>>>>
>>> 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? :-)
>
> BC
>
>
>
Just out of curiosity, have you checked Preferences > Attachments to 
make sure that FireFox is properly set as the handler for http? I had 
this sort of behaviour on my Windoze box awhile ago, and found that, 
even though the handler claimed to be FireFox, it was pointing in the 
wrong direction. I had to "re-aim" it, and all was well.
        Dave


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