Re: Why doesn't iceweasel work with iceape
On Saturday 27 February 2010 16:30:08 Bret Busby wrote:
> I am running Debian 5.
> I have iceweasel installed, and I have iceape installed.
> I use iceape because it allows me, on clicking on a mailto link, to open
> an iceape mail composer window.
> In trying to configure iceweasel to do the same (iceweasel defaults to
> opening evolution, which I understand to be much the same as microsoft
> outlook), I open the iceweasel Edit -> Preferences -> Applications ->
> mailto option, and it displays the options "Use Gmail", Use Yahoo!
> Mail", "Always ask", and "Use other", which does not give access to
> iceape mail composer.
> But, it does not display an option for "Use Iceape Mail Composer", and,
> with iceape mail composer, in viewing the properties, and thus the
> launch command, the iceweaselpreferences options, do not allow for
> entering the command to run iceape mail composer; "iceape -compose".
> So, iceweasel recognises proprietary email applications (gmail and yahoo
> mail), but, does not recognise the realted email application; iceape
> mail composer, and, apparently, prohibits the use of iceape mail
> composer, to acion mailto links.
> Why doesn't iceweasel work with iceape?
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
> you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
> Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
> "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
> A Trilogy In Four Parts",
> written by Douglas Adams,
> published by Pan Books, 1992
1. run: dpkg-reconfigure iceweasel
2. run: update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
Jens Van Broeckhoven