Re: [Evolution] Opening links in Firefox

On Sun, 2014-11-30 at 23:24 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Gnome 3.12.2, Evolution 3.12.8, Firefox

Firefox is set as the default web browser in Firefox itself and in the
Gnome settings for browser.

You're also correct about Firefox opening. If I were to click on the
link at the bottom of any message in this list which would normally open
the link in workspace #2 where I have Firefox already running it would
instead open Firefox in workspace #1 where I have Evolution running. It
would also open to my 'homepage' instead of the link that is clicked on.

It sounds as though when you installed a different version of firefox it
installed some different config files. First, as someone else said, use
xdg-open to see how Gnome handles URLs - it should behave correctly,
although I suspect it will just open a new window with your home page.

The way of calling firefox is determined by the 'firefox.desktop' config
file.  That should be in 


That file should contains a line "Exec=firefox %u" - the %u will be
replaced by the URL.  However, I suspect that when you installed firefox
the installation installed an equivalent file in 


check in both those places and examine the content of any
firefox.desktop file you find to make sure the Exec line is as above.
There should be no harm in renaming any firefox.desktop file you find
in /usr/local/ or ~/.local so it isn't picked up - doing so will,
hopefully, re-instate the behaviour of firefox.


Thanks Pete for the 2X4 hit upside the head. I looked at my
firefox.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop and
I had unwittingly left the %u off of the exec command. Added it back and
it's working correctly again. Amazing what two little items will do when
left off a command. 

I'd like to thank you Pete and all the rest who replied to this thread
trying to assist me when all along it was my fault when I added the menu


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