Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

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willpom
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Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by willpom » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:59 am

Hi

When I connect my Windows phone WITHOUT TBird already open BirdieSync will open TBird for me. This is often the case when I have left the mobile connected overnight and fire up the PC in the morning.

If I then open Firefox to browse and later use a link from an email within TBird I get an error message saying there is an instance of Firefox already running. A bug me think!

I can get round this by closing and reloading TBird & Firefox; or preventing by disconnecting the mobile when starting the PC and opening TBird manually before reconnecting the mobile.

Thought I would bring this to your attention and await a fix.

BirdieSync: 2.4.5.2
TBird: 17.0.4
Firefox: 19.0.2
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

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Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by Birdy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Hello willpom,

I think that this problem mainly comes from the fact that BirdieSync launches Thunderbird setting the profile as argument (you can choose which profile you want to synchronize in BirdieSync option). And if Thunderbird is launched with the profile in the command line, then it can lead to the error you describe, even if the profile is the default one. I may see if it's possible to omit setting the profile in the command line if it is the default one and if no other instance of Thunderbird is running and see if it improves this behavior...
Birdy

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Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by willpom » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:23 pm

Just noticed that even if I start the two programs and sync the mobile in the right sequence if I receive a new email with a link I then get the same problem requiring TB & FB to be closed and reloaded.

I only have the TB 'default' profile in the options and can select no other, as there aren't any. My FF does have 2 profiles, my default and one for the misses that is decorated with flowers and cats :roll: accessed via a separate shortcut.

Not sure what you mean by launching TB in the command line. It either launches automatically via BirdieSync or I click on the quick link on the taskbar.

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Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by Spider » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:16 am

the prob lem = Firefox
open your task manager and close firefx at processes
this = a problem from FF 19 that i have to from this version
its not a problem from TB or Birdy

update
for me this work-> uninstall EID software or try a update

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Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by willpom » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:55 am

Spider wrote:update
for me this work-> uninstall EID software or try a update
What is EID software?

Everything up to date.

Spider

Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by Spider » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:35 am

http://eid.belgium.be/en/

https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/a ... lgium-eid/
some where on that page you can read that this can give this problem.

On my case it was this plugin the gave me problem's so i don't installed it any more for FF until they(EID) have a solution.

I hope i can help you with that

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Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by willpom » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:14 pm

Thanks for the thought.

I don't have EID installed. The said problem doesn't exist when I uninstall BirdieSync but is then again present when reinstalled so I'd say the problem lies with BirdieSync.

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Re: Thunderbird email links won't open in Firefox

Post by A_Pickle » Wed May 08, 2013 6:00 am

I have the same issue, and I have not tried with BirdieSync yet -- but it could be that BirdieSync behaves in a way that the new Firefox (v20.0.1) doesn't accept very well.

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