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Re: which mutt?

On 2019-05-04, Erik Christiansen <dvalin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03.05.19 18:01, Russell L. Harris wrote:
>> P.S.  Would someone kindly tell me how, while in Mutt and reading a
>> message such as this, to launch a browser to open links such as [1]
>> and [2] above?
> A convenient alternative is to just double-click on a link in mutt's
> display in an xterm, then paste anywhere in the middle of firefox/iceweasel
> (not in the URL box up top). That works with a simple config:

One lady's bug is another lady's feature:


Seems the 'middlemouse.contentLoadUrl' default has been "True" since
Methuselah, but is set to "False" from Firefox 57 on.

Another alternative is the 'urlview' package:


But everybody mutt probably already knows that.

> URL Drop to Invoke:
>    To be able to drop a URL anywhere in the window, to open it:
>    Put about:config in the URL box, scroll to  middlemouse.contentLoadURL, and
>    click to toggle it to true. Now a URL highlighted in an xterm can be pasted
>    to firefox (and opened) with one middlemouse click - even if it has a
>    spurious space/line-break in it.  (Thanks to John L. Fjellstad)
> Then html messages can generally be subjected to e.g.:
> text/html; /usr/bin/html2text '%s'; copiousoutput; description=HTML Text
> which preserves the recipient's text experience, keeping display in
> mutt. (Yup, the real one - since late last millennium. ;-)
> Erik