How to Add Bitcoin URI to Firefox to Open Bitcoin Client Automatically

It’s easy to extend functionality of Firefox by using its about:config page. In this tutorial, we will be adding bitcoin: URI handler so that Firefox is able to open a chosen Bitcoin client to use the address and open it.

  1. Type about:config in Firefox address bar.
  2. Confirm by clicking “I’ll be careful, I promise” button, if Firefox complains about warranty void. (If you have already used about:config, then this warning does not appear)
  3. Search for “handler.expose”
  4. Right click anywhere on empty space and add new Boolean value
  5. Write in “network.protocol-handler.expose.bitcoin”
  6. Write in “false” for value
  7. Click a bitcoin: URI link and Firefox will ask you about Bitcoin software (client) to use
  8. Select Bitcoin client by locating it on a drive (look in /usr/bin/ on Ubuntu or C:Program Files on Windows)
  9. Test by donating any Bitcoin amount, if this article helped you: bitcoin:1EuuVdEUe6zPCdpFW5HWGPWBRatYEJ7A5P

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April 25, 2013 at 19:28 :: Filed under Internet :: Permalink [*] ::

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