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Oct 21, 2010

I have both Firefox and Chromium installed on my system. I have Firefox set as the default browser, but if, for example, I open GIMP go to Help --> About then click on "Visit the GIMP website" it opens in Chromium, not Firefox.On Maverick amd64, fresh install.

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Sep 13, 2010

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Anybody know the names for the config for trying to set the default browser in Fedora KDE (from Konqueror to Opera ) ...


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this may be for debian distros only ?


i.e what are the group names ?

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May 29, 2010

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Jun 3, 2010

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Jun 11, 2010

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I unzipped the package to /opt/iron-linux-32 and I can run the browser with no problem from the command line or from the gui. This is good.

However, how can I add Iron to the list of applicable browsers so that I can tell the OS to use Iron and not Firefox as default browser? Only Firefox is in the list of preferred applications.

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Dec 28, 2010

I tried Chrome, but I still like Firefox better. I can't figure out how to get Firefox back as the default browser. When I go to Preferences --> Prefered Applications, web browser is set to Firefox.

I found this post...[url]

They said to run this command...


Tried that and it didn't help either. When clicking on link icons on my desktop, they open up in Chrome. Chrome says something to the extent "chrome is not your default browser to open links with. Do you want to make it?" I selected No and checked the box to not show it again. (That's why the above is not exactly what it said.) Kind of funny it said that yet it still opened up with Chrome and not Firefox.

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Feb 28, 2011

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Mar 27, 2011

I cannot set Firefox to be my default browser in Ubuntu 10.10. It used to be the default until I installed Chromium last year. Since then, Ubuntu Software Center, LibreOffice, EverNote (through Wine) and probably other apps open links in Chromium instead of Firefox.

I tried several solutions to no avail :

- System > Preferences > Preferred Applications : Web Browser = Firefox I tried with the custom command too : "firefox %s" => still opens Chromium.

- Firefox internal preferences : firefox = default

- Chromium internal preferences : chromium is NOT the default

- stuff like "sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser" set to firefox => another fail

- uninstalling Chromium : that works, Firefox opens all the links. Obviously it is not the desired solution as I want to use Chromium too.

- in Gnome Configuration Editor, there are no mention of chromium and /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command = firefox %s


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May 19, 2011

So I've been poking around google and trying to figure out if there's an answer - or at least a semi-solution to this problem, and have come up with nothing. I've just recently installed Chromium and since I've had it on my Windows 7 install, I'm trying to set it as my default browser, but for some reason it doesn't seem to stay my default browser.

Opening and closing it seems to erase the setting as it always tells me that "Chromium is not your default browser, would you like to make it your default?" And I don't know why.

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Jun 29, 2011

It keeps asking if I want to set it as default.I always press 'yes' and when I exit and open it again it asks the same question...If I say 'never ask me again' it stops, but continues after I reboot the computer..

EDIT: I also deleted Firefox

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Feb 26, 2011

I have Firefox and Chromium installed since last year on Ubuntu 10.10.Firefox is and has always been my Default Browser.Recently, the Ubuntu Software Center changed its mind on what to do when I click on the "website" link on software pages: it now opens the link in Chromium instead of Firefox.I want it back to opening links in Firefox.I suspect the last updates of Chromium to be responsible for this behavior.When I remove Chromium from my Ubuntu, the links open in Firefox. Reinstalling Chromium leads back to links opening in Chromium.

The Ubuntu menu System > Preferences > Preferred Applications shows that the default browser is Firefox.In Firefox, menu Tools > Preferences > Advanced > General > "Check now" tells me "Firefox is already set as your default browser".In Chromium, Preferences > Basic > Default Browser confirms that : "Chromium is not currently your default browser".I also changed the following setting from Chromium to Firefox (and restarted my computer) to not avail:


sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

Selection Path Priority Status
0 /usr/bin/chromium-browser 40 auto mode
1 /usr/bin/chromium-browser 40 manual mode
* 2 /usr/bin/firefox 40 manual mode

tl;dr : Where can I set the browser used to open "Website" links in the Ubuntu Software Center ?

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May 9, 2011

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Jul 22, 2011

I'm trying to make it possible to see my logfiles on a browser. For instance, I want to browse to [URL] and see a listing of all my logfiles. Because the logfiles reside outside of the web content directory, I'm trying to set up an Alias. Here's how I'm doing it:

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Jun 9, 2011

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May 10, 2011

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Fluxbox.

Since I installed Chromium-browser, it has been set as the default system browser (don't know why, don't know when, maybe I clicked accept somewhere without paying attention). Now every web link I click (for example from Skype), Chromium will be opened instead of Firefox.

How can I make Firefox my system default browser?

I need to set this preference using the command line.

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Jun 27, 2010

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Interestingly enough if I open the computer that opens up simply in file browser. Does anyone know how to change back to the default as I prefer the look of it to Konqueror.

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Mar 17, 2011

I'm using SeaMonkey instead of FireFox, and this won't change. SeaMonkey is set to be the default browser in Preferred Applications I use a java chat client every day (.jar), which has a button that opens an appropriate web address.

The problem is, it opens that site with FireFox instead of my desired SeaMonkey.

The client runs fine with openjdk and sunjava too ( I have both installed ), but they both open sites with FireFox. In Sun Java 6 Plugin Control Panel I set the SeaMonkey launcher as "Command to launch default browser", but the client still opens sites with FireFox. As for OpenJDK, I haven't found any way to modify settings.

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Apr 18, 2011

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Apr 28, 2011

I have Chromium on 11.04 and I can't set it to be default. If I go into preferences and select it, nothing happens. If I open Chromium, it asks every single time if I want it to be my default browser. Regardless of what I say, it asks me each time.

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Jul 7, 2011

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Aug 5, 2010

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May 20, 2011

I have three pc's in the house, one desktop and three laptops. the two windows pc's (windoze 7) worked with dsl and firefox just fine. my linux debian laptop DID give me a network connection, i can log in as admin and change the router/modem ect with no prob. i cant get the default browser in debian to load a page. iceweasel says cant resolve the host name. i have WOW and secondlife installed and both games work fine. i can get a connection on the wireless and play them with no prob. I cant surf the web with any default browser in debian. i have a internet connection. i just cant surf so its got to be in the web browser settings? i looked, did not change anything, but do not see what could be causing this.

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May 27, 2011

I have updated from Fedora 14 to Fedora 15. I have both Firefox and Chrome installed. FF used to be the default browser, but since the upgrade, each time I click on a link somewhere (help pages, documents, terminal etc.) they are opened in chrome. How do I change it back to FF?

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Nov 13, 2010

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I am running PC LinuxOS 2010.12, I am using google chrome as my web browser, when I open Chrome it asks me if I want to set chrome as my default browser and I click yes. The message goes away, but the next time I open the browser its asks again. When I go to the tools settings it says that chrome is not the default browser and I try to click set as default browser but it does not do anything,

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