View Full Version : set default browser in thunderbird

07-31-2005, 09:16 AM
hello all.

i just got this sorted and thought you should all know.

when clicking on links etc in thunderbird they allways opened up in konquerer and i wanted them opening in firefox.

after looking up how to do this i found people had solved it by writing shell scripts etc and going to a lot of trouble.

then i found this very effective and quick fix...

edit the file... /home/logon/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxx.default/prefs.js

(the xxx in this path will be random letters and numbers)

then add the following to the bottom of the file making sure that before you do this both firefox and thunderbird are closed...


now when you click on links in emails they will open in firefox.

regards to the community.


08-01-2005, 08:40 PM
This is a great tip. I can hardly wait to try it. I always wondered why Konqueror opened a window like that. grrr.

I've already modified the prefs.js file sometime ago, --- so I can use the Windows inbox on my dual boot setup. This should be a snap.

I assume this will work with Mozzilla too, which is what I'm using at the moment.

Well, I do use Firefox also, but it's the Windows version via Codeweavers (wine).


08-02-2005, 01:09 PM
Hey, I tried this last night and it worked perfectly.

I noticed my prefs.js file is in a slightly different location than what you indicated. Perhaps a difference in distrobutions. But it was easy enough to find.