[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#740684: /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/thunderbird.desktop: mailto: links prepend "mailto:" to email address in iceweasel

Nathaniel Morck Beaver nathanielmbeaver at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 02:43:17 UTC 2014

Package: libexo-helpers
Version: 0.10.2-2
Severity: normal
File: /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/thunderbird.desktop

Dear Maintainer,

Mailto links in browsers and iceweasel itself open correctly in iceweasel, but mailto links in, for example, Zim wiki and pdf files do not (see attached for example). Instead of name at example.com they open mailto:name at example.com.

There is essentially the same bug reported here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=197135

I suspect the problem is in the final line of /usr/share/xfce4/helpers/thunderbird.desktop:

>    X-XFCE-CommandsWithParameter=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/xfce4/exo-1/exo-compose-mail-1 mozilla-remote %B "mailto:%s";/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/xfce4/exo-1/exo-compose-mail-1 mozilla %B "mailto:%s";


Nathaniel Beaver

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.12-1-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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