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XFCE Keeps Changing The Default Browser

Postby klepto on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:32 pm

Google chrome is set as the default browser in the preferred applications
but when I click on a link in Thunderbird, firefox opens.

I went so far as to change things in /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
and that worked for a while until I rebooted.

Any idea what this problem is?
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Re: XFCE Keeps Changing The Default Browser

Postby papapacho on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:40 am

did you do that in super user mode?

i put on terminal:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.list

them i change all lines with "firefox.desktop" with "google-chrome.desktop". and them save.

everything is working for me now.
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Re: XFCE Keeps Changing The Default Browser

Postby twolf on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:20 pm

I had the same problem: I could not set chromium as default browser, it seems every time I opened a link by thunderbird this setting was lost.
I edited in super-user mode /usr/share/applications/defaults.list changing every reference reporting firefox.desktop with chromium-browser.desktop and it seems working.
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Re: XFCE Keeps Changing The Default Browser

Postby aac74 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:57 pm

I don't have this problem in mint 13 but I do seem to get it in mint 14 RC ?
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Re: XFCE Keeps Changing The Default Browser

Postby jjaythomas on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:13 pm

***not in Xfce at moment***

Thunderbird has its own prefferences asking what browser to use for opened links. The mints normally set it, but being a RC it may have not got pre-set. :|

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Re: XFCE Keeps Changing The Default Browser

Postby herbie643 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:17 pm

I know this an old post, but, I had the same problem with running Nightly.
You have to Edit Preferences and go to Attachments and scroll down to http and https and click the down arrow and choose there.
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