How-To Force Thunderbird to Open Links in Firefox
It’s been some time since I’ve been using Thunderbird as an e-mail client and it’s the favorite to me.
One thing Thunderbird let me amazed at was its incapability to open hyperlinks in the default browser (FireFox in my case). So, all this time whenever I want to open links I copy and paste them in the address bar in FireFox. This process, switching back and forth between Thunderbird and FireFox is really frustrating and i was really annoyed at that. How come a popular e-mail client like Thunderbird is incapable of opening links in the default browser, and of course this doesn’t make sense “Thunderbird one of the most popular e-mail clients can’t open links in the browser!!!”.
After making a little effort I found that I was wrong, and Thunderbird does open links in your default browser by simply editing the Thunderbird configurations, (same way when editing FireFox configurations, i.e. type “about:config” in the address bar).
Opening links feature can work by doing the following:
In a nutshell, add the following preferences by following the above steps:
Now, Thunderbird should open links in FireFox!!