Thunderbird does not respect the default browser setting. [SOLVED]

Frantisek Hanzlik franta at
Fri Mar 8 06:05:23 UTC 2013

Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> On 07/03/13 16:11, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> On Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:55:57 +0100
>> Erik P. Olsen wrote:
>>> What can be done to change this behaviour short of reporting a bug in
>>> bugzilla?
>> That probably wouldn't do any good either :-).
>> The real problem is that there is no such thing as a "default" anything.
>> There are some vague rules written by the freedesktop folks,
>> then there are the 47 million programs which can launch web
>> browsers which may or may not pay attention to the "rules".
>> See:
>> I decrypted enough stuff that I was able to tell claws-mail
>> to open links with xdg-open and then have that invoke google-chrome,
>> but there are other things I have yet to have any luck with
>> (like getting google-chrome to pass .torrent links to
>> ktorrent - magnets yes, torrents no :-).
> OK, I believe I solved the problem.
> In /usr/local/share/applications/defaults.list I found several lines with
> text like http=firefox.desktop;google-chrome.desktop and changing it into
> http=google-chrome.desktop did it.

Hmm, there should be possible set default browser for individual
users, not only as system global.

Where falls 'htmlview' and 'launchmail' wrappers hich was in earlier
Fedora releases? I think they was rather gnome-oriented, but (not know
how launchmail) htmlview could read ~/.htmlviewrc where was users
preferences set.
Maybe this idea isn't bad. Or is now there something better?

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