Firefox / Thunderbird setup niggle

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Tue Jul 13 21:55:25 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 21:17 +0100, n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 wrote:
> On 07/13/2010 08:57 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 20:15 +0100, n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 wrote:
> >> To setup Thunderbird 3 to open Firefox for web links, and Firefox to
> >> open Thunderbird for email links I have to use the default applications
> >> setup provided by Gnome, the KDE one doesn't work. Surely there's got to
> >> be an easier way to do this from KDE! I've not found one yet.
> > 
> > Thunderbird and Firefox are GTK apps, not QT ones, so you have to modify
> > the Gnome environment and not the KDE one. That's the way it is unless
> > someone releases alternate versions.
> > 
> > poc
> > 
> As I well know, but what happens if a user doesn't have Gnome installed?
> How can they change the required settings easily? These can get broken
> by updates amongst other things, so IMHO this could be a right nuisance.

Without the Gnome libraries, the above apps won't run. The user doesn't
need to run the full desktop but they do need gnome-control-center or at
least gconf-editor to be able to change the configuration.

> Perhaps Fedora advises users to use an internet browser and email client
> designed for their preferred GUI then, which IMHO basically sucks.

Fedora is strongly Gnome-oriented, though it does support other DEs
quite well (including KDE which I use).


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