User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206pre) Gecko/20090805 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.3pre Build Identifier: version 220.127.116.11 (20090608) Binary package hint: mozilla-thunderbird thunderbird: Installed: 18.104.22.168+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1 Gnome 2.26.1 Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124pre) Gecko/20090805 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.3pre Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 Expected behavior: Email links would either open in Firefox 3.5 or open a new instance of Ff. Observed behavior: A quick flash of something (less than a tenth of a second) that looks like the extensions options dialog, no further response. I can't set Firefox 3.5 as the default browser to open links in Thunderbird,or to open links in a running instance of Shiretoko. . This has really got me stumped. I've been playing with this for a few days now, and I'm really frustrated at my inability to fix this. According to everything I've read, things SHOULD work, especially after editing the network.protocol entries in about:config. I do get a quick flash of something on the screen Thunderbird is on, something like the extensions dialog, but nothing opens. I am getting no error messages or any messages, by using the terminal to open Thunderbird. Any ideas would be gratefully received. I'm using Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199pre) Gecko/20090805 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Shiretoko/3.5.3pre, from the repository. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Clicked links in email with browser closed. 2.Clicked links in email with brower open. 3. Actual Results: I do get a quick flash of something on the screen Thunderbird is on, something like the extensions dialog, but nothing opens. I am getting no error messages or any messages, by using the terminal to open Thunderbird Expected Results: Link would open in Firefox 3.5, or open a new instance of Ff. I have ALREADY tried the following: Set firefox-3.5 %s as my default browser in /System/Preferences/Preferred Applications Set firefox-3.5 as my default browser thru the command line using "sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser" Edited Thunderbird's about:config, user.js and pref.js files to network.protocol-handler.app.http, network.protocol-handler.app.https, and network.protocol-handler.app.ftp to "firefox-3.5", "firefox-3.5 %s", "/usr/bin/firefox-3.5", and "/usr/bin/firefox-3.5 %s". Checked the mozillaZine site for any further ideas. Tried deleting the network.protocol entries from user..js and prefs.js, closing Thunderbird, running the "update-alternatives" command again, and then reopening Tbird. The about:config entries show /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 . Note: I can run Shiretoko (Firefox-3.5) from a desktop link or from the command line (using "firefox-3.5"). I can also set Swiftfox as the default browser, editing the user.js or about:config method I mentioned above.
Confirmed here, except I don't get the "quick flash" symptom. Also running Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 with Ubuntu Jaunty. Running, e.g. "/usr/bin/firefox http://www.pillars.net/" from the command line opens my home page in a new tab (with the browser already open) or a new window (with the browser not running). I'm not using Gnome nor KDE, but I am running dbus and hal. Relevant portions of my prefs.js file are: 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"); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.expose-all", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.expose.http", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.expose.https", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.ftp", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.http", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.https", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.warn-external-default", false);
Confirm the above bug, for Thuderbird 3.0 and Firefox 3.5.6. Running on open SuSE 11.2 updated 2010-01-20. Window system: KDE 4.3.1 "release 6" Notes: Default e-mail = Thunderbird. Default Web browser = Firefox All other usual config settings are set correctly. Problem: 1. Click on URL in e-mail with Firefox open or closed. 2. No response 3. Error Console message: Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIExternalProtocolService.loadUrl]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://communicator/content/contentAreaClick.js :: openLinkExternally :: line 188" data: no]
Can you guys run Gconf to solve the issue ?
(In reply to comment #2) > Confirm the above bug, for Thuderbird 3.0 and Firefox 3.5.6. > Running on open SuSE 11.2 updated 2010-01-20. > Window system: KDE 4.3.1 "release 6" Please note that TB3 is different from TB2. Please don't mix bugreports about that topic for them. For TB3 on openSUSE 11.2 please have a look at http://en.opensuse.org/Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.2#KDE For TB2 I would expect the above to work basically but cannot confirm the details for this platform.
(In reply to comment #3) > Can you guys run Gconf to solve the issue ? @Wolfgang Gconf doesn't seem to have any settings related to Thunderbird. I did a search for "mail" and "thunderbird" - "mail" showed a lot of schemas for evolution, "thunderbird" showed nothing.
I can report a workaround, using the ThunderBrowse extension ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/5373 ), and using a middle-click to open links. Not sure what ThunderBrowse changed, but at least I've got middle-click functionality back, and something for someone more knowledgeable than I to track down.
Christopher are you stillseeing this problem using current release?
I'm going to take [support] in whiteboard as invalid. Please comment if you feel that is incorrect