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I use Mozilla 1.1 as my browser and Ximian Evolution 1.0.8 as my mail client. Whenever I hit a url in an email, the mail client opens Galeon as the internet browser. I have looked through Evolution's settings, but can't find where to change it. I am running Mandrake 9.
Can anyone tell me how to change the default browser? I guess that there is a file I need to amend, I just don't know where to find it and what to type.
This may not be the way you want it, but I use galeon as default, in the prefrerences for galeon there is an entry for the preferred mail handler, for me it is evolution.
Now, perhaps mozilla has the same entry where you can specify the mail handler, it might be that once this is set, it would work in both directions.
Go to gnome control center, and under advanced there is a button labeled file types and programs. Go there, and find the section Documents, and go to World Wide Web. Under that there should be a section labeled html page. Edit it and select Mozilla as default action.
This is under Mandrake 9.1, so it may be labeled different.
I couldn't get gnome to change from Galeon to Mozilla using the UI tools so i simply renamed the Galeon executible and created a symolic link to Mozilla. You can do this many ways - I used the command line but if your not familar with bash here are some steps you can follow (at your own risk)
open the shell (default gnome-terminal)
type: su (for "SuperUser Mode"
enter your ROOT password
type: cd /usr/bin (this is to get to where the galeon executable is stored)
type: mv galeon galeon1 (this renames galeon with the name galeon1)
type: ln mozilla -s galeon (this creates a link to mozilla wheneve the computer tries to start galeon)
I use Mandrake 9.0 your system may be different. Note: If you installed from mozilla.org your current mozzila binary is most likely in a different directory (usr/local/mozilla by default) you just need to change that last command to ln /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla -s /usr/bin/galeon (change directories as neccessary).
Email me if you have and questions, I just stumpled on this board looking for an anwser myself.
The answer is a combination of Lsiden's & hughbiquitous' posts. editting .gnome/Gnome changes the URL handler for all GTK1 prgrammes (as evolution is up to & including mdk 9.1). /usr/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties alters the behaviour of Gnome2 native programmes.
Man it took some stuffing around to figure this out.