[plug] Firefox links in emails

David Dartnall darts at dialix.com.au
Mon Oct 20 10:54:53 WST 2008

Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 19:39 +0800, David Dartnall wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Something (probably me) has happened to Firefox's handling of links in 
>> emails. One click used to open the site in the default browser but now 
>> all I can do is copy it, open a browser and access that way.
>> What line in about:config governs this function?
> I had the exact same problem some time ago posted to this
> group :-( Search the archives if you can be bothered ;-)
> Unlike you, I wasn't blaming firefox since your browser has no effect on
> this sort of behaviour. I was blaming evolution since that is the email
> client I use. What email client are you referring to in your case?
> Either way, forget firefox - look into the settings for default browser
> in your mail client and then in your desktop of choice. I use kde so all
> links in emails suddenly started popping up konqueror instead of
> firefox. Anyway, don't bother tracing the thread in the archives since
> got a lot of helpful replies, but in the end had no joy with a fix. Just
> keep on copying those links to clipboard and then pasting into your
> browser address bar because it may prove as elusive as when I had same
> problem :-( 
> Gavin   
Thanks Gavin, I did have a look at the archives before posting but gave 
up perhaps too easily.
Thank you for your thoughts, I'll keep investigating and post my 
solution if & when one is found.
Dave D

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