[Wine] Re: Pegasus Mail: Opening HTTP links in linux browser
saulius2 at ar.fi.lt
Sat Aug 28 12:45:56 CDT 2004
On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Timo Steuerwald wrote:
> Am 27 Aug 2004 um 23:14 hat Saulius Krasuckas geschrieben:
> > IMHO winebrowser application, which comes with Wine should suffice for
> > that task. I've found one message  on the wine-devel list with the
> > patch, in which you can find winebrowser using some registry key.
> > Here it is:
> > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\wine\config\winebrowser\browser]
> > @="mozilla,netscape,konqueror,galeon,opera"
> In which file should I add/modify this line? - I can't find an entry beginning with
> "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\" in user.reg or system.reg.
Just a few moments ago I have installed recent Wine and found, that it has
no such registry key. Also I've took a look into the source code of
winebrowser  and saw: it is using "Software\Wine\WineBrowser" key at
> What I've found is the following item in user.reg:
> [Software\\Wine\\WineBrowser] 1088978394
> What means "sensible-browser"???? BTW: Can anybody explain which meaning the
> numbers at the end of the headline of a registry item has?
It seems you're using Debian, which folks have changed default content of
this value  to fix some bug. IMHO the "sensible-browser" is some kind
of auto-detecting utility too, only for the Debian distro . Maybe you
should go configuring it and not the "winebrowser"?
I don't know much about the numbers which Wine uses when storing the
registry data, either. And you can always use the "regedit" and edit this
value in your way:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software\Wine\WineBrowser -> Browsers
> The "link" (or whatever it exactly is) "winebrowser" works also in my installation.
> "winebrowser <URL>" starts mozilla with the used URL, but it isn't registered as as
> default browser.
IMHO these tricks come from the "sensible-browser". Check it just out of
$ wich sensible-browser
> Pegasus Mail also don't start mozilla if I even use "winebrowser" as
> user defined web browser via the settings dialog.
I would try tuning the "sensible-browser" utility, which seems to use
BROWSER environment variable , . There is no such variable used at
my (RH) linux box:
$ set | grep -i browser
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