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Ice SSB Gmail links do not work
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:53:05 pm »
Hi,

I'm using the ice-ssb gmail web app through firefox to get my mail. My mail comes in okay and I can read my mail, but any links I click on, nothing happens. The only way to open a link is to right click and select open in another window. I do not have this problem when I use firefox standalone.

Looks like a nice app, but if I can't click on links normally, it's pointless to use.

Any help or solution? This happens on my wife's computer as well. We are both running Peppermint 9.

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Re: Ice SSB Gmail links do not work
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 05:47:50 pm »
Hi John Jenson, and welcome to the forum :)

What exactly would you like to happen when you click a web link ? ..

it to switch to that page in the same window (you then can't get back to mail)

it to open the link in a new/child SSB window (this can be done .. please see below)

it to open the link in a regular browser window (kinda defeats the object of an SSB)



Try this...

Open your Gmail SSB

Hit the Alt key to display the toolbar

on the toolbar go to
Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks

in the bookmarks manager window right-click in the blank part of the window and select "New Bookmark"

Make it read
Name: Preferences
Location: about:preferences

click the "Add" button.

now double-click the freshly created bookmark to go to the settings page.

Once on the preferences page, remove the tick from "Open links in tabs instead of new windows"

Now close the SSB (and the bookmark manager window)

Reopen the Gmail SSB

Now click on a weblink in an email to test.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 07:16:08 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Ice SSB Gmail links do not work
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 05:23:02 pm »
So the app doesn't allow tabs? Is that it?

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Re: Ice SSB Gmail links do not work
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 05:56:40 pm »
So the app doesn't allow tabs? Is that it?

No, no tabs, because all a SSB is is a window designed to display one website. You're very limited in the settings you can have for a SSB, compared to a full web browser window.

However, what you can do is right-click on the link and select "Open link in new window" from the list. That will open a second SSB window and display the link, then you can close it out when you're done with it.

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Re: Ice SSB Gmail links do not work
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 02:40:17 pm »
Okay, thanks alot!