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Old 11-20-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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Default browser in Ximain Evolution 1.4


Hi
Have conducted a search in Evolution to find out how to change defult Web browser
Epiphany 1.0.7 opens up from emails and crashes.
Can Link to Opera but wish to set Opera as Evolution default browser
Any Help on this Browser default change?
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Old 12-05-2004, 08:20 AM   #2
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Use the gnome-control-center to change your default browser.

Code:
/usr/bin/gnome-control-center
The option is under advanced, and then preferred applications.

PS

You can also go directly to that menu launching:
Code:
/usr/bin/gnome-default-applications-properties
 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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Figured that out for HTTP, for firefox put in Gnome Control Center > Preferred Applications:

Code:
/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox %s
as a custom app if it's not already there (is there a way to make FireFox an option in the dropbox?). This works for Evolution 2.0.3, the browser starts up

For something so simple, it's taken quite a bit of searching - seems there's no central area for MIME Types and preferred apps.

For HTTPS, I did the following:
Code:
gconftool-2 --set --type=string /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/command 'mozilla %s'
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/need-terminal false
gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/enabled true
This is from http://lists.ximian.com/archives/pub...ry/035175.html
Apparently the GUI doesn't affect the HTTPS part (gee how useful). Once again, the browser started right up with an HTTPS uri

Note that gconf-editor doesn't appear to affect the correct settings ?? - it made no difference what I did.

Last edited by Caysho; 01-15-2005 at 04:51 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 02:33 PM   #4
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Default Browser

Hi Hambone
Thanks for the information
Maurice
 
Old 01-15-2005, 06:32 PM   #5
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For some reason mine's no longer running the browser again.
Frustrating.

I've discovered that the settings are being changed to install defaults after bootup (which are wrong).
I'm running Mandrake 10.1, and it maybe a quirk of this distro. So I'm looking at symlinking it to the correct file.

Last edited by Caysho; 01-15-2005 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 10:37 PM   #6
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symlinking /usr/bin/mozffremote to /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-0.10.1/mozilla-firefox (which didn't exist) fixed it.
I'd still like to know why those settings kept on changing after a reboot, but at least I know I'm not going batty
 
  


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