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  1. #1
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    Change default applications in Lubuntu

    I'm using Lubuntu and I cant figure out how to change the default applications used.

    I have (Preferences -> Preferred Applications) in the menu and that lets me set Web Browser and Mail client. I have that set to Chromium, however any links I click open in Opera. I want these to open in Chromium, but I'm not sure how to set that.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Change default applications in Lubuntu

    Start Chromium, click the tool icon and then options. Under "Basic" click "Make Chromium my default browser"
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    Re: Change default applications in Lubuntu

    It says in red "Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser."

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    Re: Change default applications in Lubuntu

    Code:
    rj@lubuntu:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
    There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).
    
      Selection    Path                       Priority   Status
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    * 0            /usr/bin/opera              90        auto mode
      1            /usr/bin/chromium-browser   40        manual mode
      2            /usr/bin/opera              90        manual mode
    
    Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:
    I would choose 1 then press enter to make chromium-browser the default.

    See man update-alternatives for more information.

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    Re: Change default applications in Lubuntu

    Thanks cavalier911 that is exactly the tool I was looking for.

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    Re: Change default applications in Lubuntu

    Thanks cavalier911 - I needed to change the default Chromium Browser to Firefox, as any links clicked on in KeepassX opened Chrome.

    Thanks for the info
    Martin
    If you want to test the depth of the water .........don't use both feet !

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