Thunderbird - links in emails won't open in Firefox
Thread poster: Elisabeth Toda-v.Galen

Elisabeth Toda-v.Galen  Identity Verified
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Jul 19, 2006

On both my computers, I have Firefox/Tbird installed, on PC - XP.

However, on my desktop, whenever I click on a link in an email, nothing happens. On the laptop, clicking a link opens a tab in Firefox with the page concerned, which is a normal behaviour.

I've been around and around all parameters of both Firefox and Tbird but can't find anything that to make this work.

Both versions were 1.0.6, but just changed for Tbird 1.5.0.4. (hoping this might have changed miraculously... but it didn't)

Any idea where this prob might come from ?

Tks
Elisabeth


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Would upgrading Firefox help? Jul 19, 2006

I've no idea if it would make any difference, but the latest Firefox is also 1.5.0.4, so it might be worth upgrading to that too, maybe the two versions would be more compatible with each other.
I once had a different problem with Thunderbird - it wouldn't display Cyrillic characters properly in emails from ProZ - and I found that while simply reinstalling Thunderbird made no difference, I was able to cure it by uninstalling Thunderbird, then searching for and deleting all remaining files still on the computer, then running a registry cleaner, and then downloading and installing Thunderbird. Perhaps that is something else you might try.


 

LinguisticsBA
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Links in emails Jul 19, 2006

Hi,

I have not used Thunderbird but there are a couple of things that you might try.

First, most email client software can be set to display email in HTML view or ASCII text only. Is your email client set to view incoming email as HTML? If it is ASCII text only then you cannot click on the link so you want HTML.

For example, if you copy the text into a Word document and click on the link while pressing the Control key, does the page open in your browser? Is so, then it is HTML.

If you do have HTML email, then maybe you have to do what you do with links in Word documents. Try holding down the Control key while you click on the link.


 

Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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On Windows... Jul 20, 2006

It might be this:

Press your start button on Windows, then go to "Set programme access and defaults", wherein you should be able to set all weblinks to open in Firefox, or whichever browser you have installed.


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Mine sometimes starts MS Explorer Jul 20, 2006

When clicking a link in a mail-message in Thunderbird MS Explorer opened, though default browser is Firefox. This happend last week, but after that this stupidity disappeared before I had time to do anything. Strange, isn't it?
Sorry I cannot give more advice than installing Firefox anew, which should set itself as default browser on your system.

Regards
Heinrich


 

Elisabeth Toda-v.Galen  Identity Verified
France
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Dutch to French
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Eureka ! Jul 20, 2006

Jeremy Smith wrote:

It might be this:

Press your start button on Windows, then go to "Set programme access and defaults", wherein you should be able to set all weblinks to open in Firefox, or whichever browser you have installed.


This is what did the trick ! Great, I was getting tired of copy/pasting all url's.

Thanks guys !

Elisabeth


 


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