Firefox3 > Send Link > won't use Thunderbird

Jim mickeyboa at
Mon Jun 23 16:29:42 UTC 2008

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("","/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.

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