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Re: Firefox3 > Send Link > won't use Thunderbird



On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 12:29 -0400, Jim wrote:
> Robin Laing wrote:
> > Jim wrote:
> >> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>> On Sun, 2008-06-22 at 14:21 -0400, Jim wrote:
> >>>  
> >>>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>>>   
> >>>>> On Sun, 2008-06-22 at 12:04 -0400, Jim wrote:
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>> Fc8, Firefox 3
> >>>>>> When using  File  >  Send Link in Firefox 2 it would open 
> >>>>>> Thunderbird to send link, but in Firefox3 the feature doesn't work.
> >>>>>> In /,mozilla/firefox/default/user.js file, to select thunderbird, 
> >>>>>> but it won't work in Firefox 3.
> >>>>>> Below is contents of  user.js
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mailto","/usr/bin/thunderbird"); 
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> user_pref("browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs", true);
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> What's different in FF3 ??
> >>>>>>             
> >>>>> AFAIK this is a GTK setting, not specific to Firefox (FF uses 
> >>>>> GTK). Try
> >>>>> setting TB in the Gnome Preferred Applications dialogue. If you 
> >>>>> use KDE,
> >>>>> run gnome-control-center to get to it.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> poc
> >>>>>
> >>>>>         
> >>>> Sorry about that, I'am running  KDE and I don't have
> >>>>
> >>>> gnome-control-center  installed, do you know howto do this in KDE ?
> >>>> Thanks for your responds.
> >>>>     
> >>>
> >>> No I don't, but note that FF is a GTK application compiled with GTK
> >>> libraries so KDE has no direct way of controlling it. You could 
> >>> probably
> >>> edit the gconf files directly, but I don't recommend it. Just run "yum
> >>> install control-center". It won't get in the way of using KDE.
> >>>
> >>> poc
> >>>
> >>>   
> >> Boy that sure is a weird  way of  having to set it up, but that did 
> >> the trick , Thanks for the help
> >> Even tho I'm not a Gnome user, I think I'll keep that 
> >> Gnome-control-center.
> >> Jim
> >>
> >
> > On F8 I am using the REMI version of Thunderbird and FF3 with no 
> > issues on KDE.
> >
> Yeah I found that out when I installed it on my brother's x86_64 
> computer last night, everything installed without a hitch.
> But for some reason it didn't go that easy on my x86_64 box.  But one 
> thing I did find out , by having to install
> Gnome-control-center or rpm "control-center" to setup Thunderbird as 
> mail client. That the Gnome-control-center
> is very helpful in KDE,  It closely knitted to Fedora, than KDE's 
> Control Center is. So I now have a new Icon on my Desktop.
> Please don't tell my KDE friends that I found a app. in Gnome that is 
> better than in KDE.

It has nothing to do with being "better". As I already said, Firefox is
a Gnome application and pays attention to the Gconf database (Gnome's
equivalent of the Windows Registry). KDE uses a completely different
system for storing configuration info. You need the Gnome tools for some
Gnome stuff and the KDE tools for some KDE stuff.

poc


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