View Full Version : Default Browser and Mailer

03-09-2005, 10:20 PM
I've installed Firefox and Thunderbird, but when they started up I didn't get the promt to set them as my default Browser and Mailer, respectively.
Is there an option in Knoppix where you can set these manually?


03-09-2005, 10:56 PM
For default browser on your console as root

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
choose mozilla-firefox

Later you'll encounter problem :? using mailto links on firefox that don't do nothing or url on your mails in thunerbird that don't open on Firefox.
To have communication between firefox & thunderbird follow these Instructions (http://www.bytecave.net/anders/guide/SinglePage/#FirefoxFromThunderbird).
My paths for these instructions are: (depends on how you installed firefox & thunderbird, this paths are for apt method)
On firefox

On Thunderbird

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox (if you use firefox-bin it will launch the profile manager)
Tthere are other solution but this is the easy way :wink:

That instructions work on my Knoppix 3.7 hd install

03-11-2005, 11:21 PM
Thanks very much :)
The update-alternatives bit doesn't seem to work, but I only really wanted to make the programs launch from within each other, and the way you suggested works perfectly :D

Thanks again,