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  1. #11
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    Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    Hi,

    Yes, I checked the file: /use/share ... .xml

    No mention of Chrome.

    I tried to set up: Custom web browser but when I type Firefox %s it just choose automatically the first option. I doesn't allow me to use the Firefox as custom because it changes.

    On the other hand, when type:
    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
    I see all the alternative and Chrome is the only one that says auto mode, even if firefox is selected. I don't know what means that auto mode. Could it be the problem? Does anybody know how to change it?

    Thanks

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    Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    I believe the "auto" option simply causes to try the specified one, in this case Chrome, and if that doesn't work because the program isn't there or such, it should fallback to next one regarding the priority.

    I thought you did remove it!? Remove it again, then select Firefox with this command.

    After all, if that still doesn't work, you could do a *ugly* workaround by simply symlinking Firefox' executable to those stated for Chrome.

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    Smile Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    Hi

    I had to reinstall Chrome again because if not the links always fails.

    I tried again to uninstall it, and still the same problem.

    I will do the symlinking. It is a bit complicated because is exec and need a script (I think...) and as you say: is a bit ugly but anyway... a workaround.

    I cannot believed that I am the only one affected by this.

    Thanks again

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    Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    The commands for the symlink workaround would be like this:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /opt/google
    sudo mkdir /opt/google/chrome
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/firefox /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
    Sorry, I don't have a better solution right now. But I'll take a further look into this later.

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    Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    After taking one more look into the google-chrome package I got one idea:
    - check the content of "~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list", you may post it
    - if google-chrome is listed there, remove it and remove the would-be corresponding .desktop-file in "~/.local/share/applications" as well

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    Arrow Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    Thank you very much for your help.

    I can say that I solved it!

    I don´t really know how. My solution was this: as I tried to uninstall everything that was useless in the computer, like kde programs, configuration not used anymore, old stuff, anyway I just erased all the programs that I am not using.

    And magically it work know. So it was some package, or old configuration that was making trouble. I cannot really say what was the program but it is solved.

    Krytarik thank you very much for your help! its the second time you help me with this

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    Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    Quote Originally Posted by vedovatti View Post
    Krytarik thank you very much for your help! its the second time you help me with this
    Ah, I see, that was also you! You're welcome!

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    Lightbulb Re: Firefox is not default gnome browser

    From xfce (+xmonad), I solved this by entering on the command line:

    $ gnome-default-applications-properties

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