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Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#31 Post by fehlix » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:10 pm

@Jerry3904,
on your production machine can you do this:
Write new email with body text like this.

Code: Select all

Thunderbird Test:

HTTPS-Test: https://localhost

HTTP-Test : http://localhost
Safe as draft and go to draft-folder and preview.
Close any browser, right click on one link,
close browser if opened and check the other link.
Which browser will open on which link?
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#32 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:34 pm

Neither link does anything--which is the whole problem, right? Left-click or right-click > Open in browser -- both do absolutely nothing.

What I find curious here is that these are two quite different machines, but both worked fine handling links until the most recent upgrade to TB.
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#33 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:36 pm

But if I indeed am the only user in the entire Land of MX who has this problem, then it's not worth anybody else's time to work on it. I can get along fine, it's just annoying...
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#34 Post by fehlix » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:54 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:36 pm
But if I indeed am the only user in the entire Land of MX who has this problem, then it's not worth anybody else's time to work on it. I can get along fine, it's just annoying...
OK, last test:
If you create a new tb-profile within thunderbird profile manager "thunderbird -p ".
Open that empty new tb-profile, just go in to e.g. Help ( ALt+H ) / About ...
and try to open some links in browser ( not the internal displayed window).
Will this show a browser.
You can remove the newly empty profile from within thunderbird profile manager again.

PS: At least you are now a bit more secure as you cannot simply click to open any dangerous links ;=) :happy:
Which I recommend as a safety measure anyway ..
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#35 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:13 pm

Thanks, but I'm giving up.
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#36 Post by newguy » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:22 pm

I attempted to install the latest upgrade of Thunderbird (52.9.1) from the MX repositories and found the bug still exists - I cannot open hyperlinks from within e-mails.

However, I downloaded the latest binary package directly from upstream. The Mozilla tarball for Thunderbird 60.0 DOES properly open hyperlinks when I click on them in received messages.

This means the older packages (51.x) from MX's repositories and the 60.0 package from upstream both work as expected. Only the 52.9 package from the MX repo fails to open hyperlinks. All three versions are using the same profile so it's not a corrupted profile issue or a setting, it's got to be something specific to that one package/build of Thunderbird.

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#37 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:26 pm

Good feedback. I have solved this on my testing (can't remember how...,,) but not on my production machine, which is annoying.
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