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 Post subject: [Solved] Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:12 pm 
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Good Afternoon!
How to set default web Browser in antiX?
I need this, because, after I have installed Google Chrome, almost all programs, which are configured to open hyperlinks in system default browser, open them in Google Chrome, not in Firefox. And I have problems with Google Chrome described here.
So how to make, that programs would open hyperlinks in Firefox?


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 Post subject: Re: Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:01 pm 
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( This topic probably merits coverage as a FAQ item )

dolphin_oracle wrote:
http://antix.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=6748

the "Web Browser" link in the menu is a shortcut to the default browser according to the desktop-session system in antiX.
You can change the preference in Control Center>Preferred Applications.

Rademes, back in July 2015, dolphin_oracle posted a video titled "antiX 15 - Top 5 annoyances (and fixes!)" describing howto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4pnACi6QBA
jump to the 6min mark

Not specific to setting default web browser (but might be relevant to doing so), I'm not certain a "one-stop shopping" solution exists for specifying "default applications" and/or "mimetype handlers". Even after using sudo update-alternatives and tweaking via "galternatives" (available debian package, not preinstalled in antiX) I've found it necessary to individually change "handlers" specified within various individual apps. For instance, after installing a new/preferred text editor, still need to perform the additional step of visiting spacefm preferences & specifying the changed editor therein.


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 Post subject: Re: Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Firefox is already set as Preferred browser:
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But hyperlinks are still being opened in Chrome. Later I will try another solutions.


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 Post subject: Re: Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:27 am 
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When you find out what is needed to make this work please post your steps and procedures so hopefully I can add them into the default applications app in the control center so it works better in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:04 pm 
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I was able to set the default browser using galternatives package. Looks like Google Chrome acts "Like a BOSS" and sets priority = 200, while Firefox has priority only 70.
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Manually selecting Firefox in sections gnome-www-browser and x-www-browser made programs to open hyperlinks using it.
Is it possible to change launching priority in galternatives? For example set to Firefox priority = 300?


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 Post subject: Re: Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:15 pm 
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Rademes wrote:
Is it possible to change launching priority in galternatives? For example set to Firefox priority = 300?

Go to section "x-www-browser" and click on the Add button.
In the adding options set Path = /usr/bin/firefox-esr (or wherever your Firefox binary is located) and select priority = 300. This will overwrite the old priority value.


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 Post subject: Re: Setting the default web Browser
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Thank You! Solved!


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