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Re: Firefox29

#11 Post by Stevo » Thu May 22, 2014 10:27 pm

I don't have the link to Firefox in /usr/bin get installed with our Firefox package because Iceweasel does the same thing already, and it would create a conflict if both were installed. I want to leave that possiblility open, in case anyone wants to compare the two. It's simple enough to create a firefox link manually.

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Re: Firefox29

#12 Post by ptlivestock » Fri May 23, 2014 3:40 am

Attached are my Config editors for Icedove and Firfox29.

Firefox says its the default browser

And still links in Icedove does not activate Firefox nor activate the relevent url if Firefox is open.......

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Re: Firefox29

#13 Post by ptlivestock » Fri May 23, 2014 4:57 am

My problem appears to be resolved after reading http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php? ... and_tricks

Clicking on a link in Icedove now opens up the program and opens the url if Firefox is already open

Many thanks for the advice which I really did need to get me on track

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To get Thunderbird to open hyperlinks in Firefox (alter as needed for another browser):

Through the Edit menu, open preferences --> advanced --> config editor
In the Filter box, search for the following 3 entries

network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.https
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.ftp

Set the value of each of these three entries to true (you can do this by double-clicking on each entry, then close the "about:config" window and click "OK" on the "Thunderbird Preferences" window)

Having completed these steps, the next time you click on an http, https or ftp link in Thunderbird, you will be presented with the "Launch Application" window. Press the "Choose" button on this window to select your browser of choice or type in the path to the executable, e.g.,

/usr/bin/firefox

or wherever you have installed firefox (e.g., /opt)

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Re: Firefox29

#14 Post by The Boy Wonder » Fri May 23, 2014 7:16 am

Okay, forgive this newbie question but...

I thought Iceweasel was just a rebranded version of Firefox, though perhaps not the latest version (because I'm using Debian Stable repositories on MX-14). Other than one being older and the other newer, I thought there was no difference. This thread seems to suggest the two are practically incompatible!

What exactly is the difference between them besides branding and release dates?

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Re: Firefox29

#15 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri May 23, 2014 7:27 am

@Boy Wonder - to my knowledge, that's it.

if you using the mozilla.debian.net wheezy-backports repo, you get the latest iceweasel/firefox pretty darn quick.

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ wheezy-backports iceweasel-release

this is what I use in antiX proper to keep the latest iceweasel up to date.
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Re: Firefox29

#16 Post by The Boy Wonder » Fri May 23, 2014 8:45 am

Okay. But that doesn't actually answer my question. Other than age and branding, how are they different - or not?

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Re: Firefox29

#17 Post by uncle mark » Fri May 23, 2014 8:47 am

The Boy Wonder wrote:Okay. But that doesn't actually answer my question. Other than age and branding, how are they different - or not?
Version for version, they're the same. Some people prefer to use Firefox because Debian lags behind in updating Iceweasel.
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Re: Firefox29

#18 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri May 23, 2014 8:49 am

That's what I was trying to say. The only difference is branding. and I guess the user agent string. Here's the debian wiki's take on it.

https://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: Firefox29

#19 Post by lucky9 » Fri May 23, 2014 9:25 am

The difference that The Boy Wonder noticed is the difference in where the program is located. Other than branding and release schedule at least.
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Re: Firefox29

#20 Post by uncle mark » Fri May 23, 2014 12:02 pm

ptlivestock wrote: External links

To get Thunderbird to open hyperlinks in Firefox (alter as needed for another browser):

Through the Edit menu, open preferences --> advanced --> config editor
In the Filter box, search for the following 3 entries

network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.https
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.ftp

Set the value of each of these three entries to true (you can do this by double-clicking on each entry, then close the "about:config" window and click "OK" on the "Thunderbird Preferences" window)
Yeah, that works too. :O)

That Choose box you get is essentially doing the same thing as I suggested -- it's pointing the protocol-handler to the Firefox executable. I was suggesting you edit the file directly in prefs.js. Same result, just coming at it from a different angle.
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