[kde-linux] Disabling KDE web-browser

Scott Bicknell scotbicknel at cox.net
Fri Apr 27 16:04:23 UTC 2007

On Friday, April 27, 2007 7:41 am, john d. herron wrote:

> In the KDE configuration pages...

Which configuration pages are you referring to? If you designated 
firefox to handle html pages in the file associations page, that is not 
the right place to set the default browser.

> ... I have designated Firefox to be my 
> default browser (and Thunderbird as my default mail program).

Go to Control Center. Choose KDE Components. Choose Component Chooser. 
Select Web Browser. Then select "in the following browser:" and type in 
firefox. Then click Apply.

> Problem: When I click on a weblink embedded in an e-mail message, I
> now expect Firefox to open the link. But instead, Konqueror still
> preempts Firefox, even though it is NOT the default browser and even
> when Firefox is already open.
> How can I correct this situation?

With these settings in place on my system KDE correctly opens URL's 
clicked from Thunderbird in Firefox. If this is what you have already 
done, then I don't know what might be causing the problem.

I see that Mike Sager has suggested a possible solution. Looking at my 
own Thunderbird configuration I see that none of those settings 
(network.protocol-handler.app.[ftp|http|https]) are present in my 
Thunderbird configuration (Thunderbird 2.0 on SUSE 10.1) and that I get 
the correct behavior (links clicked from Thunderbird open in Firefox).
73, AC7ZZ
Linux User #246504

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