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If I click on a link in instant messaging or something, it opens up mozilla as my default browser, where I would prefer it to open firefox instead.

 

Also when you click on an email link in a browser it says "

"error mailto is not a registered protocal"

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I believe Firefox has a way for you to tell it to use a specific email program as does Mozilla. I have the same problem with Evolution. If I click on a link from an email, it defaults to Mozilla, then to konqueror. Anyone know how to make Firefox my browser default when clicking links in Evolution?

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Well, I looked at the Firefox help section on their website. In terms of the default browser;

 

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Default Browser

 

On Windows, you can set Firefox as the default browser by clicking Set Default Browser. This will ensure Firefox is used whenever an application is trying to display a web page or when you double-click a HTML file. This feature does not work in Linux or Macintosh.

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Dan, I found this

 

Does the below section help?

 

 

 

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Mozilla & Firebird users, try this:

Install Mozex from http://mozex.mozdev.org/

Got to Edit -> Preferences -> mozex

(Firebird: Tools -> Preferences -> Extensions -> mozex -> Options)

Enter the following information:

General

[X] Intercept mailto: clicks

Commands

Mailer: evolution mailto:%A?Subject=%S&Cc=%C&body=%B

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Actually, you can install mozex as an extension from within Firefox. Tools-->options-->extensions-->get new extensions.

 

Restart Firefox

 

You get the mozex preferences by doing Tools-->options-->extensions-->(highlight mozex)-->Options.

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Originally posted by Whiskers:

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If I click on a link in instant messaging or something, it opens up mozilla as my default browser, where I would prefer it to open firefox instead.

 

Also when you click on an email link in a browser it says "

"error mailto is not a registered protocal"

Are you using KDE or Gnome?

 

In KDE you can set the prefered program to open html and the prefered mail client in the control center. I'd be suprised if Gnome didn't have something similar.

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I'm using KDE 3.2 where can I find the control center?

and I pasted went to get extensions and was able to get mozex that way, but somethign didnt work when i tried to send an email.

I did a screen capture of the error, but I dont know how to upload an attachment here.

 

I followed these directions

 

Mozilla & Firebird users, try this:

Install Mozex from http://mozex.mozdev.org/

Got to Edit -> Preferences -> mozex

(Firebird: Tools -> Preferences -> Extensions -> mozex -> Options)

Enter the following information:

General

[X] Intercept mailto: clicks

Commands

Mailer: evolution mailto:%A?Subject=%S&Cc=%C&body=%B

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Originally posted by Whiskers:

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Commands

Mailer: evolution mailto:%A?Subject=%S&Cc=%C&body=%B

 

For the record, I had to specify the full path to evolution under my Knoppix 3.2 (hard disk installation) using Firefox 0.92 and Evolution 1.4.5 ie:

 

Mailer: /usr/bin/evolution mailto:%A?Subject=%S&Cc=%C&body=%B

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/usr/bin/evolution mailto:%A?Subject=%S&Cc=%C&body=%B

 

Are those % supposed to be included or is that something weird done by the message forum? I think I may have taken those out.

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