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TBird & FireFox [Solved]
« on: February 20, 2019, 12:22:08 pm »
It's the little things that make you pull your hair out (that's why I'm bald)  :-[
I can't find the Firefox executable in order to open hyperlinks in emails.
when I click on a hyperlink an application launcher window pops up only when I hit the 'choose' I can't find firefox executable.  I know where it's supposed to be (file system/usr/bin) but can't find it via application launcher.
I know the fix is gonna be soooo easy, but I give up trying to find it - I need help please and thanks (in advance).  :)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 02:50:40 am by zebedeeboss »

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Re: TBird & FireFox
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 03:49:37 pm »
Try
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/usr/lib/firefox/firefox




Firefox should already be the default for hyperlinks (in Peppermint 9 anyway) .. it's defined here
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/etc/xdg/peppermint/applications/defaults.list
and here:
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/usr/share/applications/defaults.list
unless you've specifically overriden those files settings, in which case it'll be here
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~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
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Re: TBird & FireFox
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 04:42:21 pm »
Try
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/usr/lib/firefox/firefox


I'm guessing this will work in Thunderbird

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/usr/bin/firefox

Based on this - my Thunderbird / Opera Beta config





And, when I open a terminal and type

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-6 ~  
╰─$ /usr/bin/firefox
A Firefox windows pops up.  ;)
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Re: TBird & FireFox
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 05:04:50 pm »
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/usr/bin/firefox
is a script that eventually points at the
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/usr/lib/firefox/firefox
binary

but I don't remember having to change ANYTHING for T-Bird to default to Firefox
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Re: TBird & FireFox
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 05:16:35 pm »
Right.

Fx works fine, by default, on every Thunderbird installation I've installed & tested.

The only reason I changed the setting in Thunderbird is it gives me a chance to casually test Opera Beta.

I've learned my lesson about depending on Opera branch builds and betas. They're more like rough alphas.

My go-to browser is Opera Stable, so I'm killing two birds with one stone - that's all.  ;)

Anyway, it took me a while to figure out how to accomplish this in Thunderbird, and that's the path I use.

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Re: TBird & FireFox
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 10:58:32 am »
Okay, here's the thing .... I must have had a bad install of Thunderbird as my "Preference/Attachments" screen was blank and I couldn't find a way to input the https command.  There was nothing under the "Content Type" or "Action" headings.

SO, after much floundering and a lot of trial and error (did I mention that I am new to Linux?) I finally managed to get a complete uninstall of Thunderbird AND it's profile.  It's now been reinstalled and all is working fine.  8)

Once again, I say thanks for the advise and assistance.  I'm sure it won't be long before I'm on here again with another newbe question or 50.

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Re: TBird & FireFox
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 01:48:57 pm »
Glad to hear you solved the issue :)
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Re: TBird & FireFox [Solved]
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 02:51:35 am »
Hi gerj,

Glad to see your issue is Solved :)

For future reference, could you please remember to mark the topic as [SOLVED] in the subject line of the original post. This helps other Forum users find answers to common problems  I've done this for you this time.  Many thanks  ;)

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