[BLFS Trac] #1852: Thunderbird additional configuration

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Sun Mar 19 05:40:45 PST 2006

#1852: Thunderbird additional configuration
 Reporter:  martyman99999 at yahoo.com  |       Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  6.2                           
Component:  BOOK                     |     Version:  a-SVN                         
 Severity:  normal                   |    Keywords:                                
 I am not sure if this is a Hint or Additional Configuration.  That's an
 editorial decision.  It seems to me like something most people would want
 to do.

 Thunderbird needs a little tweak in order to be able to open web pages
 from mail messages by clicking on the link.

 Append to ~/.thunderbird/*.default/prefs.js of each user

 user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "<path to browser>");[[BR]]
 user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "<path to

 If you install /usr/bin/fftab as follows and make it <path to browser>,
 then these pages will open as new tabs in Firefox.

 # This script allows external apps to open new URLs in a new tab in
 # or open a new instance of Firefox if it isn't already started.[[BR]]
 /usr/bin/firefox -a firefox -remote "OpenURL($@,new-tab)" ||[[BR]]
 exec /usr/bin/firefox "$@";

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