[Users] URL linkage to browser, broken.

Andrej Kacian andrej at kacian.sk
Mon Jan 11 19:32:43 CET 2016

On Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:15:58 -0500
Reid Vail <rsv869 at runbox.com> wrote:

> Hello team -
> I'm running 3.12.0 on a new implementation of Kubuntu 15.10.  Everything appears to
> work as expected, mostly.   One think I can't do is select a URL in a
> message and have it open a browser window.  Instead I get this error : "KDEInit
> could not launch "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/kf5/kioexec".

That is something wrong with your KDE configuration - perhaps it's
trying to launch a browser program that doesn't exist. It's outside of
control of Claws Mail, "kioexec" is a KDE helper program used to launch
new programs, or execute commands.

What you can try is to disable "Use system defaults when possible" in
Claws Mail preferences ("External programs" page), and use something

firefox '%s'

in "Web browser" entry. Claws Mail will then try to launch the
configured command itself, without handing it off to KDE.

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