View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to change my system default browser to firefox?

August 24th, 2011, 05:21 PM
in the preference --> Preferred Application I have Firefox selected with radio button on 'open link with web browser default'
nevertheless when I click on a link, it open the Google-crome.

typing sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser in a terminal session, I see:
There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

Selection Path Priority Status
0 /usr/bin/google-chrome 200 auto mode
* 1 /usr/bin/firefox 40 manual mode
2 /usr/bin/google-chrome 200 manual mode

I wonder if the Google-chrome is selected because of auto mode status.
Can someone help me to solve this issue in setting the firefox as system default browser?
Thank you in advance
PS: ubuntu 10.10
2.6.35-30-generic-pae #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 9 19:49:53 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

August 24th, 2011, 08:45 PM
I wish to add that selecting the general tab from Advanced Firefox preferences the 'check now' button shows that 'Firefox is already set as your default browser' but as previously said selecting any Web link the Google-crome browser open instead of firefox one.
I would appreciate the help received. Thanks!