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Old 03-30-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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how to change default browser in Gnome?


title said it all. current default = mozilla, but i much prefer opera and have it installed and running.

id love to know how to change it to my default web browser.

thanks for the input and help.

you guys are great.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:23 AM   #2
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Foot Menu=>Applications=>Desktop Preferences=>Advanced=>Preferred Applications (Web Browser tab) should have what you're looking for.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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Old 03-30-2004, 04:42 AM   #4
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I love Linux... if there's not at least 2 ways to do something, something is wrong.....

Either of these methods will work (since they're doing the same thing anyway). In GConf editor, desktop=>gnome=>applications=>browser=>exec is the setting to change.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:31 AM   #5
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thanks, think i did it right. no option to save, and only had to change the word from mozilla to opera. ill find out.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 02:34 PM   #6
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I found the above to be helpful, in a way. i.e. I got to where the change was possible but I use mozilla mail and am wondering where/what to change/how so that when I click on a link in that app opera is activated and not mozilla/etc....
thanks
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:30 PM   #7
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Not going to happen, unless there's a setting in Mozilla to change it-- which there is, even if it's only via a plugin like MozEx or editing user.js by hand. Mozilla's integration with itself is not going to change no matter what you set as the default browser in your DE. I'd check the Mozilla site; after a fair amount of searching their organizational scheme, you should be able to find some instructions to point you in the right direction.
 
  


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