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I'm using Firefox and Thunderbird profiles for different activities and have them running as separated instances (processes) on different virtual desktops.

This works great in general. But a big issue is that I can't directly open links from mails. I just get the message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding..."

Is there a way to configure the url handler such that it will open the site in a Firefox instance with a certain profile? I already tried to set the preference network.protocol-handler.app.http to /usr/bin/firefox -P myprofile , but that didn't change anything.

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I found a fix at the link below. The additional instructions in comment #4 were necessary for me and hopefully will make it work for you.

http://hsmak.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/howto-force-thunderbird-to-open-links-in-firefox/

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Welcome to AU! Instead of just posting a link, it's more helpful to actually write out the directions and include a link as a reference. –  David Oneill Apr 19 '12 at 16:15
    
that's what I already tried –  didi_X8 Apr 19 '12 at 17:30

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