Desktop Guide Wrong -- can't setting Thunderbird as my default email

Bug #71082 reported by Jonathan Jesse on 2006-11-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Jonathan Jesse

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kubuntu-docs


I am trying to use Thunderbird as my default email in Kubuntu 6.06
(lastest upgrade). In the doc
(, it
is said to change the preferred email client to Mozilla Thunderbird by
doing this:
   1. Choose K-Menu->System Settings->User Account.
   2. In the User Account, click the Preferred Applications and click
the Email Client and select the Use a different email client option.
   3. In the Use a different email client text box, type
mozilla-thunderbird %s, then click Apply to save your settings.

My problem is that There is no "Preferred Applications" to click
(instruction 2 above) in "User Account".

Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Thanks a lot

Jonathan Jesse (jjesse) wrote :

Bug was reported on Kubuntu Users mailing list and confirmed as not correct. Working on getting the fixed changed.

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
assignee: nobody → jjesse
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

Can you verify this please and I will fix it ASAP.

KMenu -> System Settings -> KDE Components

Email Client

x Use a different email client:

mozilla-thunderbird %s

Let me know if that works out as well for you as it did for me, and I will get this fixed as soon as I can. Thank you so much for catching this, good job!

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: jjesse → nixternal
Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

sorry Jonathan, I got in my normal routine and clicked you off ;)

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
assignee: nixternal → jjesse
Richard Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

fixed and uploaded to the svn

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed

On Friday 10 November 2006 01:01, Richard Johnson wrote:
> fixed and uploaded to the svn
> ** Changed in: kubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Fix Committed
Great job. Almost instantaneous fix!
Venkat 'robotgeek' Raghavan
Email: venkatvc (at) | venkatraghavan (at) gmail (dot) com
GPG Key: 0xE9E707A9

Changed in kubuntu-docs:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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