T-Bird won't open URL

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 18:57:43 UTC 2011

On 06/04/11 11:07, john wendel wrote:
> I'm getting the following error when I click on a URL in Tbird.
> This is the 3.1.10 Tbird from F14 using Aurora browser (yeah I know,
> it's broken and I get to keep the pieces).
> 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]
> Anyone have any words of wisdom?
> Thanks,
> John
Had a similar problem and here is how I
was clued in to fix it:
System->Preferences->Preferred Applications

Select your preferred app for each category,
such as Web Browser, or Mail Reader
or MultiMedia, or terminal Emulator,...etc

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