Created attachment 81734 [details]
Patch (git diff) file against master.
Under Linux Mint 14 xdg-email displays the default browser instead of Thunderbird. I don't see any code in the script to support with Mate.
I have implemented a quick point fix for this problem. I see that there are related bugs and discussion of proper fixes in the longer term.
I will also raise a bug on Launchpad and cross-reference the two. Sorry if I am not following the correct processes.
$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 14 Nadia"
$ uname -a
Linux [SNIP] 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
How to replicate:
Install "Simple Scan" in a Linux Mint 14 installation.
Start "Simple Scan" within a Mate desktop.
Select Document->Email from "Simple Scan" menu.
Expected Result - Thunderbird email window is opened.
Actual Result - default browser is opened
Candidate Patches for master and 1.1.0rc1 attached.
Created attachment 81735 [details] [review]
Patch (diff) against 1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu6
Patch file against 1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu6.
Have raised downstream bug (Linux Mint)
This is a problem in Google Chrome as well. If you click on an email link in Chrome, it will open another Chrome window, and since I do not have it configured to use gmail in a browser, it will simply load the home page and do nothing more.
Someone devised a workaround at http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/topic/3063-solved-chromium-mailto-link-doesnt-open-on-thunderbird-xdg-email/ for getting xdg-email to respect the mail handler setting, but the next time xdg-utils gets updated it will get wiped out. This change needs to be integrated into xdg-utils itself
I *think* this should be largely taken care of as a side effect of fixing bug #79929 , implementing a check for default x-scheme-handler/mailto mime handler (and a thunderbird fallback) before resorting to browsers.
The proposed patch suggests using open_gnome (for mate), which relies on
gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/command
Does mate really set or expect that rather than using the more modern x-scheme-handler/mailto mimetype)?
ping, please give feedback on questions raised in comment #4 (else I'll close this)
will have to check this under an older system running Mate, as my current desktop is capable of handling Cinnamon.
This error is still affecting Linux Mint 17 users, clicking 'Email' in Simple Scan opens up the web browser as well as the email client, and the scanned item is NOT attached in the email window.
This affects Thunderbird, the default web browser is Firefox and there are no 3rd party repositories enabled.