How to Force Thunderbird to Open
Links in Browser of Choice
There are some hints and how-tos
around to achieve this. Mainly it is suggested to tweak thunderbird's
Open Thunderbird and go to: Edit -
Preferences - Advanced - Config Editor...
Then search for or create the
Insert your browser of choice in
That didn't help me at all though.
Thunderbird just did nothing when I clicked on a link.
Then I found a hint from ninian in
an Arch linux forum here. He suggested to dump the old
mimeTypes.rdf file in your Thunderbird profile. I went for a different
solution and just edited the file:
With your file manager or in a
terminal go to:
Open the file mimeTypes.rdf in an editor and look for
Where it occurs in combination with
urn:scheme:handler:http and externalApplication:http
change the value to "true".
DON'T do the same for urn:scheme:handler:https/externalApplication:https. It will brake Thunderbird's update
(And don't change any other NC:alwaysAsk="false"
to "true". That too causes Thunderbird to display odd behavior!)
Save the file. Start Thunderbird.
Click on a Link. It should now ask you what to do and you can point
Thunderbird to your browser. E.g.: /usr/bin/firefox