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How to open sop:// link in Ubuntu with Firefox

 

1. Make sure you have Sopcast install. If you don’t, follow this post

2. Quit Sopcast if you are running

3. Open firefox, enter "about:config" (without the quote) in the Location bar, and click on the button in the warning page to continue

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4. Right click anywhere in the config grid, select New->String

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5. Enter the preference name: network.protocol-handler.app.sop and press OK

 

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6. Enter string value: sopcast-player and press OK

 

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7. Search for the network.protocol-handler.expose-all and set it to false

 

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8. Restart Firefox and now try to open sop://link, there will be a dialog box ask you the program to open the link, navigate to /usr/bin/sopcast-player.

 

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9. Now sopcast will be opened and played, enjoy!

 

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