04 Feb / 2008
[tech] Setting default browser for Thunderbird in Kubuntu
Thunderbird is a great mail application, but this problem nagged me enough to warrant a post!
I run Kubuntu – KDE based flavor of Ubuntu. Thunderbird is a GNOME application and doesn’t seem to take the default BROWSER values set in KDE control panel or in my BASH profile (BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox). I tried this – http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20315 – but no luck
Here is one way of fixing it:
1) Install gnome-control-center
sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center
or do it through Adept Manager UI.
this will install a bunch of Gnome libraries, that is okay
2) Once the install is done, launch ‘gnome-control-center‘ and goto Preferred Applications. Select FIREFOX as browser and choose ‘Open in Tab’