html links in messages stopped opening associated web page in Firefox .

Asked by John H. Duhart III on 2016-03-19

Messages received with an html link no longer opens the link's associated web page in Firefox . The URL is displayed lower left
when the mouse pointer is over the html link but clicking or the "open" command no longer brings up the associated
web page in Firefox . It stopped working about a week ago .
The warning message I get , which takes about 30 secs and is hidden behind Thunderbird , says "THUNDERBIRD IS ALREADY
RUNNING . CLOSE THUNDERBIRD AND RESTART " . I get one of these messages for every click so if I try to open the link say 3
times without closing TBird I'll have 3 of these messages behind TBird when I close it .
The code to bypass TBird and pass the link to Firefox no longer functions .
What's the fix ?

Thanks,

John DuHart III

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John H. Duhart III
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2016-03-23
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2016-03-23
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2016-03-21

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; ps -ef | grep -i thun | grep -v grep

Thanks

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #2

On 03/19/2016 02:13 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> lsb_release -a; uname -a; ps -ef | grep -i thun | grep -v grep
n | grep -v grep
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
Linux mudbone-Satellite-L305 3.13.0-83-generic #127-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar
11 00:25:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
mudbone 2277 1108 4 06:45 ? 00:00:08
/usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird

OK then if you don't have Thunderbird running then run:

kill 2277

The process will die and you can then rerun the application...

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #4

This did not solve the problem of "Messages received with an html link no longer opens the link's associated web page in Firefox . "
All it did was kill all the running apps .
The code in TBird that passes the html liink to Firefox still does not function ( or it is missing ) . Is there a quick repair available for TBird ?

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #6

Clarification of the problem follows :

I can no longer open imbedded html links ( the " blue links" to the URLs ) in TBird messages by clicking on them , or by using the open command in the pop-up . The code in TBird that sends the URL to Firefox is not functioning .

Thanks ,
 John DuHart

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #7

I reset TBird's proxy to AUTO . Problem solved !