[Jolla Tablet] short tap on links in email content did not open SailfishOS Browser nor show select page

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100% (did not test every possible Link :roll_eyes:)
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): Jolla Tablet
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): No


Trying to open SailfishOS Browser by tapping on a link on an email content did not work.


email with links e.g.
> Beispiele an verschiedenen Standorten:
> Wie geht das eigentlich mit dem Schwärmen? - YouTube
> Onlineshopping regional: Die Marktschwärmer von Hollfeld | Zwischen Spessart und Karwendel | BR - YouTube
> Marktschwärmer im Frühsommer in Altötting - YouTube und Marktschwärmerei Altötting - Bio am Bahnhof - YouTube> Alternative für Olchinger Bahnhof / Paulusgrube?
> Marktschwärmerei - Servicezeit WDR - YouTube
> Webseite: Marktschwärmer


  1. open email
  2. choose email with links
  3. tap on link


Browser should open
or window popup which allow selecting app to open (when additional app are installed which can be used)


no app starts
(or in my configuration) an other app starts (e.g. ‘Fernschreiber’ app on my Tablet).
Removing ‘Fernschreiber’ app, no app started (see above).


(Please ALWAYS attach relevant data such as logs, screenshots, etc…)
On community port for Fairphone2 the behaviour is correct.
In my case a popup window allow selecting the desired app.
Btw. ‘Fernschreiber’ should not be shown here. It should be shown on ‘long tap’ → share :thinking:

Already reported here, among other places.
TL;DR some apps feel they are more important than keeping links working and register as handlers for “http://” despite not being browsers. This has broken even more than usual when Jolla cleaned up their handling of how the Browser registers.

Unfortunately apps cannot register to be shared with; only separate sharing plugins can do that.

FYI; it’s tap