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Configuring the file manager in Ubuntu

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Hi.

I think the file manager in Ubuntu is "nautilus", please correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, if I use the right-click on a file I can use the "send to" option, but the default operation seems to be e-mailing using "Evolution", which I don't use. I use Thunderbird as the default mail program.

How can I tell the file manager that I don't want to use "Evolution" and point it to T-bird instead?

Cheers
/RID
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by:nedvis
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How can I change my preferred email client to Mozilla Thunderbird?
 
 
Choose System->Preferences->Preferred Applications.

Click on the Mail Reader tab, and select the Custom option.

In the Command text box, type

mozilla-thunderbird %s

 then close the dialog and restart Nautilus
 
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by:rid
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Thanks for your comment.

Unfortunately, that doesn't do the trick. I have set the option you suggested and the T-bird opens for keyboard shortcut and for "mailto" links in web pages, but not in a situation when I use right-click option in the file manager. It's kinda stuck on Evolution...
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Purple_Tidder earned 1600 total points
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Probably as close to perfect as you're gonna get.

http://www.interveritas.net/thunderbird/
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by:rid
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I'll be trying this, thank you!
/RID
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by:rid
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Works nicely, thank you!
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by:Purple_Tidder
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Awesome, glad to hear it worked.  Thanks for the points and the A!
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