[Users] Firefox 8.0

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Wed Dec 7 00:39:11 CET 2011

On Tue, 6 Dec 2011 19:28:03 +0100
Michael Rasmussen <mir at miras.org> dijo:

>On Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:49:13 -0800
>John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Since the desktop environment switch happened at roughly the same
>> time it could be Xfce that is causing the difficulty. Clicking on a
>> mail link in a web page is not something that I do very often, so
>> the last time I did so successfully was in Gnome 2.3.2 on Fedora 14
>> with Firefox 3.something. It could be the desktop environment
>> switch, the Fedora 16 upgrade, or the Firefox 8.0 update.

>XFCE has its own application where to choose preferred applications.
>Open a terminal a run this application: xfce4-settings-manager
>The choose 'Preferred applications'

Thanks for pointing that out. I already knew about the Settings
Manager, but had forgotten that it had a Preferred Applications menu.

Unfortunately, it was already set to Claws Mail. I re-set it, this time
manually by typing in the name and path of the executable, but it
didn't make any difference. Firefox 8.0 still only allows me to choose

However, a local user who has Fedora 16 and Claws Mail has the option
of selecting Claws Mail in the Firefox dropdown button in Edit >
Preferences > Applications > mailto. He didn't say what DE he was
using, but I asked back. If he's using Xfce then we can rule out Xfce
as the source of the problem. 

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