Re: configuration of Firefox and Thunderbird
On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 17:28:00 -0700, Peter Easthope wrote:
> At the end of a message in lists.debian.org
> is something such as this.
> Reply to:
> * email@example.com
> * Peter (on-list)
> * Peter (off-list)
> A click on one of these lines, temporarily
> produces a mailto string in the strip at the
> bottom of the viewer.
> There must be a way to configure Firefox so
> that Tunderbird starts a new message. How?
I do not know if this is the easiest or smartest way to do it, but here
is how I got firefox to use my MUA of choice (mutt) for the mailto
Type "about:config" into the location bar of firefox. Put "mailto" into
the filter box. You should see an option called
"network.protocol-handler.app.mailto". You can set this to the command
that you want firefox to use for the mailto links. I have set it to
"ff-mailto.sh". This is a two-line script which looks like this:
exec konsole -e mutt "$@"
The "$@" is a placeholder for the arguments of the mailto line, i.e.
"to", "subject" (if given in the link), etc. I think you can use
to make firefox do what you want. You might have to pass additional
options to thunderbird in order to make it use existing thunderbird
processes instead of always starting a new one, but hopefully you will
find this in the thunderbird documentation.