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When I enter Chrome into the box, it works. But what I really want is Chrome in incognito mode. When I add the "--incognito" to the address it no longer works.
Another issue I encountered is that in the head of the message, where you have the from/subject/web, if you click the link that is there, it still opens in your default browser. This is the URL that I want to click on, more often than not. Not just the links in the message. If you cannot get that to switch browsers, maybe you can copy the address from the header and attach it to the bottom of the message? If you could make the switches work as well, that would be fantastic.
It's decent, but it's far from perfect.
The settings for correct opening of links in Firefox is:
- network.protocol-handler.external-default: true (default)
This works for me in Thunderbird 3.1 for Linux.
Love the idea, used Thunderbrowse for TB2, but now using TB3 and tried this...not compitable yet :-( Is it coming soon for TB3?
Oh by the way: tried ALL network.protocol-handler...ideas and never worked, that's why I'm waiting for this for TB3.
Patch works perfectly! One thing: I wasn't sure from the directions how to apply the browser path In Thunderbird. But found out: After installing BrowserBounce, open Tools, Add-Ons, find BrowserBounce in the list, and click on the Options Button. Then input your path to your browser there and restart Thunderbird. Then, when you see a link, double-click it, and the browser will open the link right up. Don't forget to donate, this is worthy of your support.
@dr wowe: Like http://kb.mozillazine.org/Network.protocol-handler.app.%28protocol%29 clearly states "This preference has no effect on Windows, as the application to run is determined by the OS.", so BrowsrBounce is actually quite helpful for me.
This is already built-in to Thunderbird, you just have to use the advanced config editor.
You can add string property with the name:
and give it the path to your browser. Add a second one called network.protocol-handler.app.https and it will work with secure sites too.
Unfortunately, that doesn't always work. If it works for you, that's great. But it does not work for a majority of people that use Thunderbird (especially on Linux). Despite that, it also lets you choose if you want links to load in a portable browser, which you cannot do just by rewriting config strings as drives change and that's annoying.
You probably didn't even try this extension, so why don't you go flame somewhere else.
At first, I thought it was not working. I was trying to use the drive variable but didn't understand it was case sensitive, it took some time for me to find that out :) Would also be good to still be able to use contextual menu on links and not open the links on any mouse click. Great add-on otherwise !
The good: It links to the browser I specified when I right click the link
The bad: It steals the Thunderbird context menu - which sort of shows up if you double right click the link, but it also opens two copies of the link in the browser (from the reply to another review of this addon, it appears that the author is not even aware of the existance of the Thunderbird context menu)
Conclusion: Too annoying to use until this interface is redone
No, 0.8 fixes the context menu problem. And yes I do use the context menu, I just didn't notice that the filter had been removed when I've been releasing these.
Strike 3 -- You're OUT!!! I have to agree with the last 2 reviewers/users, tried it But to no avail... It looks like a very good add-on, if it would only work! So Mr. GS! Networks - could you put more instructions up on this site, as to make this item work? Or Fix what the heck is wrong with it. I'm not a developer so I can't do much about it, but uninstall it & carry on to some other add-on -- that WORKS!!
It's not really that difficult. You just input a path to a browser via the settings and all links will load using that browser that you defined.
Last I checked, there isn't any other extension like this except for Launchy (in some cases) so you're pretty much out of luck Mr. Para50.
My systemwide default browser is Firefox.
(1: pass) This add-on did open Chrome from a link in the body of a standard message.
(2: fail) Would not open Chrome in "incognito" mode (which I want); when incognito was specified in the path that the add-on uses, nothing opened when a link was clicked.
(2: fail) Opened Firefox from RSS feed headings - the most frequent place I'd need it to open Chrome and why I got the add-on.
after installing and restarting thunderbird, i had to double right-click to see the contextmenu.
also, there was no suitable link to click to open the link under the cursor.
deinstalling it and it was the normal one-right-click again.
the full-path-to-browser does not have a browse-feature. user has to know and type the path. yak!
also, the mentioned portable %drive%-variable doesnt make clear, if the variable contains :\ so the user has only to enter %drive%path, or %drive%:\path ....
2 stars for the good idea.
minus 3 stars for the userunfriendlyness.
Context menu? Are you sure you are reviewing the right addon?
It's just %Drive%\path-to-browser. I thought that would be obvious enough.
This product works great.
I have a question, is there an existing firefox add-on or is there anyway to change this add-on to work the other direction from firefox?
I am using someone else's machine and they use both IE and Outlook as their defaults, and I would like Firefox to automatically open Thunderbird as the email client when I click on mailto: commands.
I love FF, but I get a lot of work-related emails that have embedded links that can open faster in Chrome. I just use this extension to make email links open in Chrome without changing my system-default browser. Beautiful. -R
thanks a lot for this complement it works so fine i was looking a long time ago to something like that becouse thunderbird didn`t open any link with any browser but now i only put the path and worked thansssss
Holy crap dude. I've been looking for a single extension that does this ONE thing correctly and I found it. Good job! Working on XP SP3 / TB 188.8.131.52 / FF 3.0.3 without a hitch.
I have TB 184.108.40.206. I set the browser path, click ok, click a link, and it opens in my system's default browser. Not the one I set. Seems maybe it's not saving the setting that I enter. Is there a file I can edit and put the path in manually?
Oh YEAH BABY! Just what I needed! I need to make IE think it's the default browser and it makes me mad that I had to open everything through there even though I use FF. This is THE PERFECT solution!
This works fine on Windows XP SP3 and Thunderbird 220.127.116.11.
Does EXACTLY what I was hoping it would do! Open links in a new tab of Firefox, and not that other browser. Thanks for this great extension!
This add-on is good for portable drives to redirect the links to portable firefox.
Problematic is that in this version links which are not in the mails but in thunderbird self are not redirected to the selected browser.
This is fixed in 0.2