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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticMind View Post
    Try to do symmlink from konqueror's old executable to whatever you want it to open with (likely firefox 3.5) so: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 /usr/bin/konqueror (assuming konqueror is the binary name, not sure)
    Uninstalling and re-installing Konqueror did it for me. YMMV, of course.

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    I've been trying to find a fix for this as well. I want Chromium to be the default browser Seesmic opens links in (currently set as the default browser in the GNOME settings). It looks like it's an issue with Adobe AIR rather than with Chromium.

    See: http://getsatisfaction.com/seesmic/t..._google_chrome

    If anyone finds a way around this, please post.

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    Exclamation Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    FYI

    Follow the instructions in this post and it works like a friggin charm.

    http://blog.andreaolivato.net/open-s...t-browser.html

    I downloaded GVIM from A/R for the editing, YMMV

    Be sure to run with permissions.

    Otherwise, good as gold. What a relief. With no updates to the FF3.1 repos until the 9.10 release, I was considering going BACK to 3.1 instead of using the 3.5 Shiretoko just because I click so many links in seesmic and tweetdeck from AIR.

    This solves the problem, though.

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    Quote Originally Posted by drazabyss View Post
    FYI

    Follow the instructions in this post and it works like a friggin charm.

    http://blog.andreaolivato.net/open-s...t-browser.html

    I downloaded GVIM from A/R for the editing, YMMV

    Be sure to run with permissions.

    Otherwise, good as gold. What a relief. With no updates to the FF3.1 repos until the 9.10 release, I was considering going BACK to 3.1 instead of using the 3.5 Shiretoko just because I click so many links in seesmic and tweetdeck from AIR.

    This solves the problem, though.
    That's brilliant. Great find!

    My edits to the instructions for Ubuntu. Works for me!


    Edit file
    sudo vim /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/libCore.so

    Jump to line
    :15500

    Use 'a' command to insert text with Vim

    Look for and change 'firefox' to 'browser' (must remain 7 characters only)

    Save and quit
    :wq

    Create a symlink for Chromium
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/chromium-browser /usr/local/bin/browser
    Last edited by Alexander Grundner; July 23rd, 2009 at 02:44 AM.

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    Rather than hacking the .so file I took care of it this way:
    Code:
    cd /usr/local/bin
    sudo ln -s /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser firefox

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    Quote Originally Posted by jlward4th View Post
    Rather than hacking the .so file I took care of it this way:
    Code:
    cd /usr/local/bin
    sudo ln -s /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser firefox
    No that didn't work for me. I had to muck around with the .so file and create the symlink in /usr/local/bin otherwise it wouldn't work. But even now there is a problem in that it opens the a whole new chromium window duplicating all my tabs and opening that url in a new tab.

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Grundner View Post
    My edits to the instructions for Ubuntu. Works for me!
    ...
    Awesome, thanks! This worked great for me, even opens in the same window. TweetDeck is so much more usable now!

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    I'm glad it helped. However, just be aware the next time an update for Flash is released it will overwrite the libCore.so file you edited (it happened to me about a week ago).

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    I found an esier way to do this, I think, one that works for me anyway. NOTE that you need to do this with root privs (sudo).

    When I looked into the /opt directory, I saw that there were three folders there - one for Adobe AIR, one for TweetDeck, and one for firefox. (The firefox directory was not a symlink. This is marginally troubling and might explain why upgrading your system to Ffox3.5 isn't recognized by TweetDeck, and it still loads Ffox3.)

    TweetDeck seems to be hardwired to load /opt/firefox/firefox when opening a URL. But it doesn't actually seem to care if it's really Firefox it loads or not.

    Here's the shortened version of what I did. About half of it was guesswork and trial-and-error, but it worked.

    1. In /opt, rename the firefox directory to something like ffox.
    2. Create a new directory in /opt called firefox.
    3. Copy the script or symlink to the browser of your choice into the firefox folder you just created.
    4. Rename that script or symlink firefox.

    After that, TweetDeck should use the browser you want.

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    Re: Chrome as default browser and Adobe Air (Tweetdeck)

    Quote Originally Posted by warreno View Post
    When I looked into the /opt directory, I saw that there were three folders there - one for Adobe AIR, one for TweetDeck, and one for firefox. (The firefox directory was not a symlink. This is marginally troubling and might explain why upgrading your system to Ffox3.5 isn't recognized by TweetDeck, and it still loads Ffox3.)
    I like your workaround, but my opt directory doesn't have a firefox directory in there. (Running Ubuntu 9.04)

    UPDATE: For fun I tried just adding a symlink in /opt/firefox after I created the directory to see what would happen.

    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/chromium-browser firefox

    Unfortunately, Seesmic opened up the link in Firefox.
    Last edited by Alexander Grundner; September 4th, 2009 at 02:42 AM.

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