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    Smile Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    After seriously looking for a long time I figured I'd post this here so I could help other newbies (I've only completely switched since a few days ago!) get Konqueror from opening all my Gaim and Konversation links!


    Open terminal > Put in:
    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
    Then type in the number next to Firefox. For me it was 2.
    That's it!

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Thanks. Was looking up how to do that.

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Thanks, This is something that every one should check out

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Seems odd to have to invoke sudo in order to change a default application.

    Shouldn't application defaults be user-specific?

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Or you could just (in Gnome) go to System->Preferences->Prefered Applications to set your default browser, mail, and terminal program on a per-user basis.

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Thanks. I don't know why that's so difficult. I tried to do it within the KDE system settings, but it didn't stick. Oh well... problem solved!

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Excellent, I've been looking to do that myself too...

    Now I've gotta find out how to make Thunderbird my default mail application!! Selecting "email file" through the right click menu on a file just opens it up in KMail

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Thanks a lot. This was really bothering me that it kept opening Konqueror when I didn't want it to.

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Thanks for this one!

    Isn't the fact that this is needed really a bug?

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    Re: Make Firefox the Default Browser!

    Quote Originally Posted by onlysolution View Post
    Or you could just (in Gnome) go to System->Preferences->Prefered Applications to set your default browser, mail, and terminal program on a per-user basis.
    Hi, I've been trying to set Opera as my default browser, and been following your description as stated above. However, when I click a link in an e-mail (KMail), Konqueror opens. What gives?

    Sincerely
    Robert Leithe

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