Instead of respecting my settings for default/preferred browser (in Linux, both in XFCE and KDE desktops) settings and instead tries to open in Firefox - which is not exa… (read more)
Instead of respecting my settings for default/preferred browser (in Linux, both in XFCE and KDE desktops) settings and instead tries to open in Firefox - which is not exactly wrong, as that is my preferred browser, *however* I've set my preferred browser to be a shell script called "firefox-open.sh" that runs the following code:
firefox -P default-release "$@"
That's because I have two firefox profiles, and just setting my default browser to Firefox results in error message that says:
"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."
When I click on a link on Thunderbird, the same message pops out. All the rest of the applications I use respect my default browser setting, either directly following the settings, or by calling "exo-open" to open the URL, which in turn opens in my default browser. If Thunderbird used either method, it would open the links nicely in a new window.
This problem occurs on my CentOS 7 system. I know I should switch away from CentOS 7, as it's now a dead distribution. CentOS Stream exists, but it's not the same CentOS distribution and the old ones can't be upgraded to it. Because of this I'm using an outdated version of Thunderbird - I know that, and maybe upgrading it would solve the issue; however I *can't* right now, and I don't know why it does this anyway. My version of Thunderbird is 102.7.1, and I'd love to receive an answer for how I could either make it respect my default browser, or simply configure the command it uses to open link in browser - I could then just configure it to use either my script or the exo-open command, but I see no option for that in the settings, anywhere.
It's quite baffling that both the browser and the email client are from Mozilla, yet it's the only application I'm having trouble getting to open the links in Firefox correctly ;) I hope someone can advice me - other than to upgrade (believe me, I will do that just as soon as I can).