Lately I’ve been playing with Opera. Despite my love for Firefox I found that I really like it, so I’ve started using it as my main browser on a daily basis.
I don’t use an integrated desktop environment (right now my desktop is a mix of Fluxbox, Xfce and LXDE, among other things), so I don’t have a centralized graphical tool where I can set the default browser.
In particular, finding out how to set the default browser used by Thunderbird when I click on the http links in my emails was kinda tricky, but thanks to mozillaZine I did it. Here’s how:
- select Preferences from the Edit menu;
- go to the Advanced tab and push the Config Editor button;
- swear that you’ll be careful! 😉
- search for the following entries and set them to true by double-clicking them: network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http, network.protocol-handler.warn-external.https, network.protocol-handler.warn-external.ftp;
- that’s it! The next time you’ll click on an http link in an email you’ll see a popup window where you’ll be able to set your default browser.