Firefox amd mailto:
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Wed Aug 9 23:11:40 UTC 2006
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I recently installed Firefox 1.5 on a FreeBSD 6.1 system.
> > Mostly it seems to work fine with some apparent finickyness
> > about odd character sets. Since it does not include Email, I
> > also installed Thunderbird which works as its own standalone.
> > But, when I am looking at a web page that has a 'mailto:' in a
> > tag and I click on the link to send a message to whoever, nothing
> > happens - presumably because there is no mail handler in Firefox.
> > So, how, in FreeBSD 6.xxx do I deal with this? Can I make it
> > call up something like a plugin or whatever to handle that mailto:
> > Email item. I haven't found anything that looks like a
> > configuration item for such as that.
> > Thanks for any help you can give,
> > ////jerry
> use about:config in Firefox and set network.protocol-handler.app.mailto
> to /usr/X11R6/bin/thunderbird
I guess I don't see where there is an 'about:config'
I have pulled down every menu and don't see where anything looks like that.
I also rummaged through the stuff in the .mozilla directory tree.
Sorry if I am being dense,
> There are similar settings to get thunderbird to open http links in firefox.
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