How to open http links in your emails with Firefox

Posted by Arkham on March 27th, 2007

If you want your Thunderbird open http links in Firefox and not with Epiphany or Konqueror do:

  • Go to your ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/ folder
  • Go to your profile directory (usually it has a random generated name like 7s37jl21.default)
  • Check if a prefs.js file exists in that folder
  • Create a new user.js file; if it does exist skip this step
  • Open it with your preferred editor (like vi, emacs, nano, kate, gedit …)
  • Type in the following line:
    user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http","/usr/bin/firefox");
  • Save & exit.
  • Restart Thunderbird.
That’s all :)

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