Lets try the easy approach first.
Originally Posted by jfbooth
Create the file /usr/local/bin/start_google:
...copy/paste this code:
gksu leafpad /usr/local/bin/start_google
...then save the file.
Next, we have to make that file executable. Issue this command:
And finally, in Settings Manager -> Preferred Applications, select Other for the Web Browser dropdown and enter in this command:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/start_google
Does this work?