Howto get apturl going in other gecko based browsers? (ie, Swiftweasel, Swiftfox, Iceweasel, etc)

Asked by n0yd on 2007-10-24

I'm running Swiftweasel (Basically the swiftfox of Iceweasel) in Gutsy 7.10 and can't figure out how to get apturl working in this browser, although it works fine in plain old Firefox.

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Ubuntu apturl Edit question
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Qwerty Maniac
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2007-10-25
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2007-10-25
n0yd (d-harkleroad) said : #1

As soon as someone can give me an answer on how to do this, I can add an how to piece on the Ubuntu wiki, and maybe even put a guide on my website, www.linux-tutor.org . So an answer would effinitely be appreciated no just by me but lots of others, as no one in the #ubuntu IRC channel was able to figure this out either, and they'd also like an solution. :-)

Best Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said : #2

Try this guide:
http://blog.ryaneby.com/archives/firefox-protocol-handlers/

IceWeasel does have an About:Config I guess?

Right click on the about:config page and select New > String

Now the strings to be created in the browser would be:

Preference Name: network.protocol-handler.app.apt
Value: /usr/bin/apturl

Hope this works.

Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said : #3

Also, you can create another to handle apt with http:

Preference Name: network.protocol-handler.app.apt+http
Value: /usr/bin/apturl

n0yd (d-harkleroad) said : #4

Thanks Qwerty Maniac, that solved my question.