Handle notes:// link in Firefox

It’s very easy after googling…

$ cd /usr/share/applications
$ sudo cp LotusNotes8.5.desktop LotusNotes8.5-url.desktop
$ sudo vi LotusNotes8.5-url.desktop

The example:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Lotus Notes 8.5 Url
Type=Application
Exec=/opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/../notes-wrapper %u
Icon=/opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/shared/eclipse/features/com.ibm.notes.links.feature_8.5.4.20120906-1255/icons/notes.ico
Terminal=false
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/notes
Categories=Application;Office;
NoDisplay=true

$ sudo update-desktop-database

Versions:

  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS x86_64
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.4 x86

Reference: Comment 2 for bug 788673 – unable to open link with custom url-handlers

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