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Why can't I "click on links" in Thunderbird email?
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cheepgeek

Joined: 13 Dec 2005
Posts: 19
Location: Ma. USA

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 13:04    Post_subject:  Why can't I "click on links" in Thunderbird email?  

This maybe a stupid question, but how do I enable Thunderbird to allow me to click on links in email? I've checked out all the preference options and can't seem to fix this. Thanks Confused
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 11128
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 00:04    Post_subject:  

I think I've seen that subject addressed before in the forum. Try searching the Howto category. What happens when you do click on a link?
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cheepgeek

Joined: 13 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 01:24    Post_subject:  

Absolutely nothing. When I was using Ubuntu, a new window would open with the url displayed in the address bar.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 02:05    Post_subject:  

How did you install Thunderbird, dotpup, pupget or downloaded from Mozilla.org?
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cheepgeek

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 20:09    Post_subject:  

Downloaded from Mozilla and installed as an alien package. It works fine and setup went perfect. The only problem is I can't click on internal links to got to a website.
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GuestToo
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jan 2006, 22:55    Post_subject:  

i think you can edit a config file, maybe
/root/.thunderbird/[something].default/prefs.js

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser");
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rudedog

Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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Location: Albany, NY USA

PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan 2006, 15:50    Post_subject:  

GuestToo, you rock! I was having the same problems with thunderbird, and sure enough, I added those entries into the prefs.js file, a it worked. I searched all over the mozilla site, but leave it to the puppy forum to have the answer.
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distortedstar

Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jan 2006, 13:38    Post_subject:  

This is great! thanks for solving this issue.
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cheepgeek

Joined: 13 Dec 2005
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Location: Ma. USA

PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2006, 09:56    Post_subject: Many Thanks  

Just wanted to say "Thanks " for the help. That fixed the problem. I run a very tight schedule, but just need to say you guys are awesome. Thank Ya, Thank Ya, Thank Ya..........as Gomer Pyle would say. Guess that makes me ancient. Anyway the help is REALLY appreciated.
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jakobcornelis


Joined: 06 Nov 2007
Posts: 117
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario

PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb 2012, 17:29    Post_subject: Why can't I "click on links" in Thunderbird email? (Solved)  

I am having the same problem as cheepgeek, and the fix suggested by GuestToo doesn't work for me.

Any further suggestions?

Jake

Running Wary 5 on a HP Compaq DC7100 P4, 3.0 GHz, 80 GB - SATA, 1024 Mb RAM.

P.S.: Beg your pardon! It does work. Here's my contribution to the solution: RESTART THE COMPUTER.
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jakobcornelis


Joined: 06 Nov 2007
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Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario

PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar 2012, 19:31    Post_subject:  

No, it still doesn't work.
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Semme

Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 3978
Location: World_Hub

PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 18:33    Post_subject:  

Jakob- you mean it did and now doesn't? Was there a one time pop-up asking what to do? TB via pet or official?
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jakobcornelis


Joined: 06 Nov 2007
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Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario

PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 19:34    Post_subject:  

Yes, it did, and now it doesn't. I think this happened once or twice before, for no reason I could fathom. There was no pop-up asking what to do. I believe this was a tarball download, if I remember correctly. The settings mentioned earlier in this threead are still as mentioned there - both in TB itself and in the prefs.js file.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 22:50    Post_subject:  

Jakob- fielders choice.. get creative..

Still no dice? Opening posts by Pablaasmo'n Beta, respectively.
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jakobcornelis


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar 2012, 23:27    Post_subject:  

Thanks, semme.

Dragging the link from TB to FF seems to work. That is essentially the same as 'copy & paste. But it still falls short of clicking.

The research continues.

Anyone know what command line would be the same as clicking?

Jake
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