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Re: links won't open using icedove/wheezy

I am having the same problem as stated here (https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2012/07/msg02095.html). I have read the thread, but didn't seem to get a resolution.

To recap: when I click on a link in Icedove, Firefox opens, but it doesn't go to the URL. It stays on the homepage (as if the link was not passed).

Steps take so far:
1. Removed everything from update-alternatives for x-www-browser, and then added in firefox (only).
2. Running "x-www-browser www.google.com" works. Firefox opens, and it goes to google. (My home page is not google, FYI).
3. I have confirmed mailto links work. (Clicking a mailto: link opens a new email in icedove, and it is properly addressed).
4. I have confirmed that the network protocol handler is set to x-www-browser (default) in the preferences. (Preferences > Advanced > General > Config Editor).

OS Information:
Linux d7 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Distributor ID:    Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy)
Release:    7.8
Codename:    wheezy

Desktop: XFCE

Everything installed from repos except Firefox (obviously). Firefox is installed in /opt/firefox/. Executable is /opt/firefox/firefox, and the symlink in the path is /usr/local/bin/firefox. This all works with update-alternatives as noted before.

Michael Munger, dCAP, MCPS, MCNPS, MBSS
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