How do I launch Pidgin when I click on an irc:// link?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – 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. (HowTos)