Switching default email clients [OT]

Patrick Wiseman pwiseman at mindspring.com
Fri Aug 11 18:14:41 CEST 2006

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 at 9:50am, Peter N. Spotts wrote:

:I suspect this is depressingly simple, but it's got me bamboozled (maybe 
:my second cup of coffee hasn't kicked in yet). I've switched from 
:Sylpheed-Claws to Thunderbird as my email client. But whenever I click on 
:an email link on a web page displayed in Firefox, I continue to get SC -- 
:even though both gnome-default-applications-properties and Xfce's default 
:applications configurator have Thunderbird specified as the default email 
:client. I guess SC won't go away without a fight! Any thought on what to 

It's not an xfce issue, but a Firefox tweak.  Go to about 'about:config' 
in the location window and set network.protocol-handler.app.mailto to 
point to the path to thunderbird.


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