> On Monday 27 Mar 2017 20:47:29 Peter Flynn wrote:
>> On 03/27/2017 07:56 PM, Mick wrote:
>>> On Monday 27 Mar 2017 19:39:21 Peter Flynn wrote:
>>>> On 27/03/17 00:47, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:55:45 -0400 Christopher Barry
>>>>>> Okay, this is annoying...
>>>>>> claws-mail uses xdg-open to decide what app to use when 
>>>>>> opening files (rather than 'alternatives', which is the 
>>>>>> standard Debian way to do this), so clicking on a link in 
>>>>>> email always opens Chromium rather than Firefox which is my 
>>>>>> system default browser. When I try to see/change it in
>>>>>> Enlightenment, I get the following.
>>>>>> $ xdg-settings get default-web-browser
>>>>>> xdg-settings: unknown desktop environment
>>>>>> Any ideas on how to change this setting to point to Firefox?
>>>>> settings -> apps -> default applications -> browser
>>>> And does that *really* change xdg settings?
>>>> The *big* problem for me is that when I click on a mailto:
>>>> link in chromium-browser, it just opens another browser window,
>>>> or sometimes pops up a window saying it wants to run some 
>>>> unspecified program recommended by xdg, which never does 
>>>> anything. If anyone knows how to force chromium-browser to
>>>> open Thunderbird, I'd be grateful.>>>
>>> Have you tried setting something in Handlers to see if it takes?
>>> https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/114662?visit_id=0-636262376794060954-3121866498&p=ib_protocol_handler&rd=2
>> Unfortunately that's for requesting *web* services to respond to 
>> protocol calls (eg make mailto: open Hotmail). It's set by
>> default, but it doesn't do anything that I can see for *programs*
>> (eg Tbird).
> Yes, I noticed the same just now.  I cannot add anything to it ...
> I suspect Chromium/Chrome use xdg-open, so:
> 'xdg-mime query default message/rfc822'
> should show your default application for e.g. viewing messages.

Hah. Fixed.

Nothing to do with handlers, nothing to do with MIME types.

Everything to do with xdg and its default action, which is to open a
*browser* instead of a *mailer* for mailto: actions. This is entirely
wrong, and I am shocked that the xdg project would make such an
elementary error. It also happens because xdg doesn't know about e.

Solution: edit /usr/bin/xdg-email and at the bottom, inside the case
command, add

    open_gnome "${mailto}"

before the generic entry. Save and exit.


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