Saturday, 26 June, 2004

Opening links from Evolution

I got a note from Rob Haynes, who found my June 4 entry about the trouble I was having with the Evolution email client not opening links in a browser.  He wrote to tell me that he found the solution on an old Ximian mail list posting here.  The solution is pretty simple:

  1. Run /opt/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties.
  2. Select "Custom Web Browser."
  3. Enter the appropriate command for your browser.  For me that was "firefox %s".

Working with Linux can be so frustrating at times.  I never would have thought to set GNOME applications properties to affect the operation of my mail client under KDE.  It makes some sense, though, seeing that Evolution is a GNOME application.