[Users] Browser problem.

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri May 18 00:35:12 CEST 2012

On Thu, 17 May 2012 17:48:38 -0400
john Culleton <John at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> Set up Claws on my new system an have a problem with the browser.
> When I click on a url in an email it should automatically go to  my
> preferred browser. But it doesn't. I have to right click and save the
> url, then paste it into Seamonkey, my browser of choice. Just
> clicking on the URL will not cause Seamonkey to appear and go to the
> url. 
> I set up C-M as follows:
> Configuration->preferences->External Programs->Browser->seamonkey '%s'
> I also tried /usr/bin/seamonkey as the address but that didn't help.

You didn't indicate your window manager/desktop, so I'll assume it's
Gnome. I'll also assume that you know that seamonkey is in fact

Is seamonkey in fact in /usr/bin? Try "which seamonkey" and put that
into the external programs setup. If that doesn't show anything,
"locate seamonkey | grep seamonkey$" to see where it might be lurking.

On my version of CM, I also have the option of using the system default
browser, www-browser. Better, the results of "which www-browser". That
is an artifact of the debian alternatives system; "man

On Ubuntu with Gnome, you can see the Gnome default (different from
the debian alternatives default) with System-> Preferences-> Preferred


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