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Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)

Postby ron_h » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:17 am

Laptop LMDE2 Betsy 32bit Cinnamon

I prefer Chrome to Firefox. But Google have discontinued 32bit Chrome for Linux, so I installed Chromium instead. And I prefer Chromium to Firefox. But I can't find a way to make it my default browser. I open Chromium-Settings-Set as default browser, click it, and nothing happens. Close Chromium, open it again, and it is NOT the default browser.

I have gone to System Settings-Preferred applications-Web and selected Chromium. Close System Settings, go back to the setting for Web, and it still says Chromium, but when I open Chromium, it is NOT the default browser.

So, how do I make Chromium the default browser ?

Ron
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Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

Postby Dutchmaster » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:03 am

Change setting in Preferences>Preferred Applications
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Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

Postby ron_h » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:47 am

Thank you, that was my thought as well. But as I said in my original post

I have gone to System Settings-Preferred applications-Web and selected Chromium. Close System Settings, go back to the setting for Web, and it still says Chromium, but when I open Chromium, it is NOT the default browser.


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Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

Postby ron_h » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:15 pm

I'm opening a thread in LMDE2 'Software and Applications' as that seems to be a more appropriate forum
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Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

Postby JeremyB » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Thread is now in LMDE2 Software & Applications

I see this in Ubuntu 16.04 with the Chrome browser and since I uninstalled Firefox it is the only browser and it still shows that it is not the default browser in the Chrome settings. It might just be a minor bug

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Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)

Postby ron_h » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:21 pm

LMDE2 32bit Cinnamon on old netbook with 32bit processor

System Settings-Preferred Applications-Web, choice of Firefox or Chromium, set Firefox as default. Open Firefox, check in Preferences and it is the default browser.

System Settings-Preferred Applications-Web this time set Chromium as default. Open Firefox, check in Preferences and it is now not the default browser. Open Chromium, and immediately a popup saying it is not the default browser. Click on 'make default'. Open Chromium Settings, and sure enough it is still not the default browser. Click in Chromium Settings on 'make default' but nothing happens, it is still not the default browser.

Has anyone else seen this behaviour of 32bit Chromium ?

Ron
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