[Users] Browser problem.

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Fri May 18 15:27:42 CEST 2012

On Thu, 17 May 2012 16:35:12 -0600
Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:

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

I apologize for not indicating my platform. I use Slackware Linux
13.37, but my gui is Trinity, a KDE 3.5 lookalike. I did discover that
seamonkey  is in /usr/local/bin, but that directory is on the search
path as confirmed by your suggestion of "which www-browser" which
listed the search path. 

I also have KDE4 but I doubt if that will be any different. I'll test
it however.

John Culleton
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