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Old 01-02-2004, 11:40 AM   #1
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konqueror is fine, but i want to use mozilla for browsing


hey all

well, im about knee deep in linux now, really getting to know it well, only one thing

i use kde and konqueror, but i also have mozilla firebird installed, and i would like to use that as the default browser rather then having konqueror open all my links and such (like out of emails from evolution for example)

how might i go about doing this? thanks a bunch
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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You would need to change the File & Association Settings. I am not sure where that is in Mandrake but I will check it out for you as I have it installed on virtual drive.

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Old 01-02-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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A quick check and it is in the KDE Control Panel under File Associations.

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Old 03-10-2004, 06:20 AM   #4
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Setting it in the config panel did not how the right result for me. When I clicked on a link Konqueror started and asked if I wanted to open the page with Firebird. The solution is to do the following in a shell:

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
 
Old 05-05-2004, 11:06 AM   #5
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Hey I am having the same problem. I tried changing the file association for html/text in the KDE control pannel, but it didn't help.

I also trie the update-alternatives --config x-www-browser, but also to no avail.

A quick browse around the rest of the forums indicates its a gnome setting, but I am running KDE, is there a place I can edit gnome settings? Thanks.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:42 AM   #6
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Originally posted by secho
Hey I am having the same problem. I tried changing the file association for html/text in the KDE control pannel, but it didn't help.

I also trie the update-alternatives --config x-www-browser, but also to no avail.

A quick browse around the rest of the forums indicates its a gnome setting, but I am running KDE, is there a place I can edit gnome settings? Thanks.
With newer versions of Mozilla Thunderbird for Linux I know no simple way of setting your default browser. To set it, you have to update your user.js file with this setting:

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", /path/to/browser");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", /path/to/browser");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", /path/to/browser");

If user.js does not exist create it yourself in the directory of prefs.js

See also http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thun...linuxurls.html
 
  


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