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Problem

Whenever I click a link in an email from Thunderbird (or any non-browser application), Opera (which is my default browser) will open a new window to speed dial but not navigate to the address. Is there a way to fix this?

Workaround

I have to right click links and manually grab their addresses before pasting into the URI bar.

Extra Info

  • Firefox and Chrome act as one would expect, so it is not an issue with Thunderbird.
  • Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit
  • Opera version 32.0.1948.25
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Option 1

To link the Opera browser correctly to Thunderbird one must change the following in Thunderbird's Edit/Preferences under the tab attachments

  • http : link to /usr/bin/opera
  • https : link to /usr/bin/opera

These are actually symbolic links to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera (this is at least so for Ubuntu 15.10)

Option 2 Another option is to edit the opera.desktop file (~/.local/share/applications/opera.desktop) where instead of Exec=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera one must specify Exec=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/opera %U, the latter taking the argument (http or https link) and opening a page there.

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  • For future reference and to be inclusive, if you're using the beta version change to opera-beta and, obviously, the opera-developer version where applicable. This is also the case in at least 15.04 as well - and is the same in Lubuntu and Kubuntu. This is just to give some extra information to the answer for future visitors.
    – KGIII
    Nov 7 '15 at 22:39
  • Thanks. I saw that I had already created an opera.desktop file at that location because of this earlier issue in which adding the %U worked. However I don't think there is a file there by default. I couldn't find anything in Thunderbird for option 1, but as I said, option 2 did the trick. Nov 8 '15 at 8:09
  • Just added %U to the answer in the askubuntu post I referred to earlier. Nov 8 '15 at 8:12

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