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How to force Thunderbird Release notes to open in a web browser
Release notes are visible via a link on "help / about" That link appears to be a web page such as:
but there is no way to easily open that web page in a web browser. Instead the page opens _behind_ the "About" screen that Thunderbird is displaying.
In order to actually read the page I need to copy the URL, paste it into a web browser and read it there.
How do I tell Thunderbird to not try and display web pages (including release notes) inside a new tab but instead use my default web browser?
As an aside, in "Tools / Preferences / General" if I scroll down to "Files & Attachments" I can see 1 entry only ("Portable Document Format (PDF)"). There is no obvious way to add new entries to that list.
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I don't know how to open that page in the browser, but it's easier to read if you click 'Release notes' in Preferences/General/Updates.
The entries in Files & Attachments are added when you open an attachment the first time and specify the default opening app (see picture).
Clicking 'Release notes' in "Preferences/General/Updates" still opens it in Thunderbird rather than a browser but at least it isn't hidden behind another window.
Thunderbird is hard coded to open certain web links internally.