Re: [Evolution] preferred web browser


You can try "gnome-moz-remote" when you set up file handlers in gnome control center.  Alternatively, I use the following custom script to invoke Firebird...


#Try to launch a new window on an existing browser process.
#If it fails, return code will be non-zero, and we will need to start a new one.
/opt/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird -remote "openurl($arg, new-window)"
#Now check the return code.
#If non zero, spawn a new mozilla process.

if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
    echo "No existing Firebird - start a new one on site $arg"
    /opt/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird $arg > /dev/null 2>&1 &

This works pretty well - it's not a very good example of scripting excellence (no arg checking; uses absolute pathnames etc), but I stopped editing when it started working ;-)


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 14:09, Duane Winner wrote:

I don't know if this might be more appropriate for a Mozilla/Firebird
discussion, but I thought I would try here first.

I want Evolution to use Firebird as my default browser when I click on a
link within an email.

I used Mozilla previously, and ran
"gnome-default-application-properties" to set this preference. It worked
fine with mozilla.

However, with Firebird, clicking on a link will only work if I don't
already have an instance of Firebird already running. If I already have
Firebird running, and click on a link in an email, I get the standard
"Select User Profile" dialog, with my default profile selected and
telling me that Firebird is already running.

How can configure this so that it will work correctly?
If this is more of a Firebird issue, please let me know, and I'll bother
the folks over there.

Thanks much,

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