View Full Version : [gnome] kde apps in gnome not launching firefox

September 24th, 2008, 02:04 PM
hi, hope this hasn't been answered before - I am using a few kde apps such as kmail and cb2Bib in gnome (Hardy), but clicking a clickable url in the kde apps doesn't launch firefox. What do I have to do to make this happen?

September 25th, 2008, 05:27 PM
First off, make sure to check what your default application setup is for Ubuntu. I don't remember where it is offhand (sorry, I'm at work and don't have Ubuntu installed here). Make sure that Firefox is set as your default browser and as the app that opens HTML. That should fix it. I think by default KMail is set to use Konqueror to open links. Also, I don't use KMail, but did you go through KMail's options yet? Maybe there is a setting there that you need to adjust.

Also, I saw mention somewhere in another thread to install this package: kdebase-kio-plugins

Here is that thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=299133

Here is the KMail page also:


Hope that helps!


September 26th, 2008, 07:51 AM
thanks. actually I ended up installing the whole of kde-desktop so it is fine now. I see it would also have been fine if I had just installed kde-core.