Double clicking link in Thunderbird email won't open in Browser.
or right click click (select open in browser) doesn't work either.
To get that link to open, you have to copy and paste link into browser.
My default Browser is set for Firefox
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No (ref. Jacqueline) that doesn't work either.
This is a glitch in the latest version(s) of TB. None of the fixes that have been suggested seem to work ~ for me or others. I assume people have been abandoning thunderbird in droves, I'm on the verge of joining them, and I'm amazed that TB engineers aren't doing anything about it. Are they even monitoring these multiple threads?
OK I got it.
In FF, go to Options> Advanced> General> System Defaults > then check the box 'Always check to see if FF is the dafault browser'. Whew!!!
I had the same issue, I just fixed it.
- Open TB
- Click 'Edit'
- Click 'Preferences'
- Click 'Attachments' tab
- You will see 'Content Type' listed (mine shows 'http' and 'https')
- Under 'Action' select 'Use Other'
- Locate firefox directory (~/usr/lib/Firefox3.6.x) and open it
- Double click the 'firefox' icon. (it will be called 'firefox' without anything else in the file name)
- Repeat for both 'Content Types'
- 'Action' should now read 'Use firefox'
- Close. You're all set.
My Thunderbird 24.4.0 stopped opening links. I have played with Thunderbird in the past and it eventually started working again. This time I installed ThunderBrowse as suggested above. It works! It appears it was intended to allow you to browse in a new Thunderbird tab, but it also has options to open links in the external browser.
In installing ThunderBrowse it asks if you want to open links in the external browser. Yes. Then it restarts Thunderbird but still doesn't work. It adds a new icon at bottom right which you can right click on and change the options. There are a lot of options that looked like they needed changing - so I did. Restarted TB. Still doesn't work after trying several options changes. It does not tell you to restart Firefox. After restarting FF, everything works as it should!
It would be so much simpler if Thunderbird would allow you to click on a link and go to the external browser - without having to install more software to make that happen!
As with many programs, the directions, options or whatever they are called by FF and TB are way to complicated. Not every sits at a computer all day and night. I asked a provider to simplify a process for a program and lo and behold the provider agreed and sent me on a different path that eliminated continued product pop-ups. I actually don't know why I use TB it really isn't simple and I have been using it for a long time. Too much important mail to read, save and/or delete, I suppose. Here is a simplistic problem. when working with TB and you take something out of the IN box, to reply or.... the IN box icon disappears and you spend to much time looking for it. The easiest way is to close it and start again when all the operative options are listed.There is probably a way to recover the IN box choice but I don't know it.
I'm not a computer techie.
Kevin's fix works.
This also applies to https requests. http requests worked fine, but https (like from facebook) -- just did nothing.
I am using Debian Wheezy (64 bit) -- with Firefox installed as follows:
pkill-9 is my site.