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Right click, left click -- interoperability with Firefox

Up to now, as far as I'm concerned, there is only one fault that I find in Firefox 1.0.1. When I was using Mozilla or Firefox 1.0, I was able to left click on a link in an e-mail to access another e-mail account. With FireFox 1.1.0, I have to right click on the link to tell Firefox 1.0.1 to tell it to open the link in Internet Explorer. Then suddenly I found out by accident that I was able to left click on a link to access my e-mail account. Sadly, that solution didn't last. It seemed to let me do that only once. So, do you have any advice about how to accomplish this in Firefox?

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I'm not sure of your problem; I think you're talking about Web-based e-mail. Whoever provides the Web-based e-mail system is responsible for making it work cross browser. If you're talking about starting up e-mail from a Web browser, then you need to make sure that (on Windows) you have a default e-mail client set up. If you do, then clicking on mail links should work fine. You can test this out by saving a plain text file with a .eml extension to disk. Double-click the file and see if any e-mail application starts up. If not, fix that and then restart Firefox.

This was first published in April 2005

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