Thunderbird KDE-integration

Bug #49568 reported by disabled.user on 2006-06-13
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

By default, Thunderbird doesn't use KDE-dialogs when running under Kubuntu, which can be changed by editing /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/components/nsFilePicker.js like described for Firefox in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=110353 . This is quite some pain, since it has to be done every time Thunderbird gets updated.

The preferable solution would be to supply a Thunderbird-KDE-integration-package, or at least putting nsFilePicker.js under /etc/[mozilla-]thunderbird/, so that user-made changes won't get wasted after each update.

Btw, in Thunderbird 1.0.x one could "dpkg-reconfigure mozilla-thunderbird" to manually update the Thunderbird Chrome Registry to enable changes made in nsFilePicker.js, which unfortunately doesn't work for Thunderbird 1.5.x anymore :-(

See also

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/43238

as this applies to Firefox as well.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Assigning to Alexander to see what he thinks. I do think this is more of a kubuntu/KDE fix but lets see what he says.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
assignee: nobody → asac
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

will look at this asap. Does this affect firefox as well?

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed

This affects Firefox 1.5 as well, see Bug#43238.

Well, my ultimate solution was to migrate from Thunderbird to KMail, since there wasn't a nice Plastik-skin available for Thunderbird 1.5. Now I have all the KDE look, feel and integration that I want and need, and got an even better mail client IMHO.

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Any update on this bug?

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

The Firefox Bug #494067 has been fixed - can we use its patches here?

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Sack (asac) on 2011-01-06
Changed in mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-02-15
Changed in mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu):
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Thomas Sisson (thomas-sisson-1) wrote :

Please bring back kde-firefox-support. This fixes KDE integration for Firefox and Thunderbird. Without this, it leaves Nautilus as a running process which in itself creates another bug. Nautilus is such an aggressive application that it will try to take over the desktop.

Why are Kubuntu users treated as red-headed stepchildren? (No offense to red-heads or stepchildren; it's an expression.)

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