On 09/16/2016 06:19 PM, Liam O'Toole wrote:
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:


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
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.


I did this, and restarted openbox, and still get a terminal with mutt when I click a mailto: in chromium, but thanks for this,
I believe it's how I got it working on my prior jessie installation,
no idea why it isn't working on this one.

all tony, all the time

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