[Users] Firefox 8.0

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Tue Dec 6 09:23:32 CET 2011

On Tue, 6 Dec 2011 16:50:19 +1100
"Owen" <rcook at pcug.org.au> dijo:

>> The recent upgrade to Fedora 16, x86_64, came with Firefox 8.0.
>> Clicking on an e-mail address in Firefox now wants to open Evolution.
>> I
>> can't find the secret for how to tell it to open a Compose window in
>> Claws Mail 3.7.10. Does anyone know?
>This may help

That page suggested that Firefox would display the default mail client
that was specified in Preferred Applications, but it does not. I have
long had Claws Mail in the Preferred Applications. I just checked and
it is still there. But the Edit > Preferences > Applications > mailto
option still shows just Evolution (default).

I can select "Use other" which gives me a browser window to find Claws
Mail. At first I selected one of the two .desktop files (one
in /usr/share and one in ~/local/share/applications), but neither would
take. Pierre Fourtin just said to point to the executable, so I did
that instead of the .desktop file, but it still won't "take." No matter
what I do it insists that mail links must be opened in Evolution.

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