On 2016-09-16, Tony Baldwin <tonybald...@gmx.com> wrote:
> On 09/16/2016 10:52 AM, The Wanderer wrote:
>> (Is there a particular reason you replied to me privately, rather than
>> to the mailing list?)
>>> I should probably mention that I'm using chromium as my browser;
>>> getting firefox or iceweasel to use icedove is like falling off a log
>>> it's so easy. I had it working on the Jessie on an hdd that just died
>>> on me (thankfully not until I'd downloaded and made an install disk
>>> to install on the other hdd, which I'm using now.) But in my old age,
>>> I can't remember for the life of me how I did it. I don't believe it
>>> was with update-alternatives. I think I edited some config file
>>> somewhere, but for the life of me, I can't recall where.
>> A quick bit of Googling finds a discussion of a similar subject from a
>> few years back:
>> http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/topic/3063-solved-chromium-mailto-link-doesnt-open-on-thunderbird-xdg-email/
> I haven't the slightest idea where to find
> settings panel >default applications >email
> As the forum thread doesn't say what settings panel where.
> And I can't find anything in chrome://settings that corresponds to mail 
> or default applications.
> nor is there anything in my systemmenu under settings for default 
> applications.
> Perhaps the forum user was referring to something in the default wm 
> (mate or something?) which I don't use.
> I'm using openbox with the fbpanel.

openbox doesn't have a GUI for setting up the association you want.
Instead, go to the file ~/.config/mimeapps.list (creating it if
necessary) and add the following:

[Added Associations]

See the documentation[1] for more details.




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