This is BIZARRE - Clicking bookmarked links opens Thunderbird mail app

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mac_i_Am, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2004
    I recently got the new 27" imac and i imported my bookmarks into safari.
    Everything seemed fine but when i click on any page/link that's INSIDE a Bookmark Bar folder, it opens Thunderbird mail app (wtf?).

    And not the webpage in Thunderbird, but just the app.

    If the saved link is not inside a bookmark bar folder, then the webpage will open just fine.

    Kind of cute but starting to get a annoying fast...

  2. macrumors 603


    Is your Default browser set to Thunderbird in Safari's General preferences?
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    May 3, 2009
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  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Hm I'll have to check that when i'm home.

    But that would be quite funny.. Safari's default browser being another app (esp a mail app?)

  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2004
    The default browser is safari under safari's general preference.
    Any idea why thunderbird is opening?

    Also dug into thunderbird's preference and didnt see anything that should cause this.

  6. macrumors 603


    Reset Safari under the Safari Menu.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2009
    A more advanced thing you could try is deleting the .plist files related to Safari and Thunderbird under ~Users/<user>/Library/Preferences.

    Be forewarned however that this will reset all your preferences for both apps.

    Also be sure not to delete others! If you do, no harm will be done, it just means things will go back to default settings.
  8. macrumors 603


    Yep, have to agree with most, but you could also move the .plist file to the desktop and then relaunch Safari and/or Thunderbird, if this did not make a difference you could move them back so that Safari/Thunderbird are as before you moved them.

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