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Is there a way that when you click an IRC url (such as irc://##linux) that it will open Pidgin? I believe it has something to do with gconf-editor, but I do not know the terminal command to start an IRC chat in Pidgin.

I am using Linux Mint, if that matters.

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Click an IRC URL where? In a browser? (Which one?) In a terminal window? –  cjm May 12 '12 at 2:30
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Set up a URL handler? See How to setup URL handlers for Gnome applications for an example. –  Mikel May 12 '12 at 6:02
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To follow up to Mikel's answer, check out Integrating a new URIs Scheme handler to Gnome and Firefox. (Posted this because Mikel's link is now a dead link).

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