[CentOS] clicking on link in Thunderbird fails to open page in Firefox

Wed Dec 25 18:42:31 UTC 2013
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 10:08 AM, ken <gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
> This worked fine for years until I updated firefox and thunderbird
> recently.  Now, however, when I click on a link in an email in
> thunderbird, rather than open the indicated webpage in firefox, nothing
> at all happens.
> network.protocol-handler.app.http in tbird's about:config specifies the
> executable /usr/lib/thunderbird/open-browser.sh and running the latter
> at the CLI with a URL as an arg does work as expected: the spec'd URL is
> loaded into firefox.  So I suspect a bug in tbird.
> Anyone else having this problem?

Yes, known to happen to some (or many?) users.


You can find a workaround in that forum thread.