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Old 08-01-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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is there a way to make nautilus the default browser in kde?

i prefer kde to gnome, but i like nautilus better than konqueror, could someone please tell me how i would switch to it being the default browser.
Old 08-01-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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I believe that nautilus is a file manager. What I think you want is to use Mozilla, which is Gnomes default internet browser, instead of Konqueror. You should be able to download the file and install it, if you dont already have it installed. Try typing "mozilla" in a terminal and see what happens. If you dont like typing "mozilla" in a terminal every time you want to use it, you can always create a desktop launcher (icon) that executes the command "mozilla" everytime you click on it. Keep us posted.

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Old 08-01-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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Nautilus works as a web-browser for me!

Go to the KDE control centre, KDE components, file associations.
Type in "html" in the "find filename pattern" box.
Select the "text/html" type.

You will then get a box saying "application preference order", with the option to add a new application. If you don't see the browser you want to run, click the "Add…" button, and type in the command, followed by a space and then by "%s" (without the quotes). Click OK and it will be entered into the list.
e.g. "nautilus %s" (The "%s" gets replaced with the filename or URL being opened)

Move the application you want to the top of the list.

Now when you hit Alt+F2 and type in the URL of your favorite website, it will open in your favorite web browser.

You can also do this for other MIME types; e.g. to set your application/mp3 player to mplayer. This also controls what konqueror does with a file when you click on it.

Hope that helps,

— Robert J. Lee
Old 08-02-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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thanks for the help, but i guess i phrased my question poorly, i meant to ask how i'd set it up as the default file browser, or file manager so when i open a folder link it would be through nautilus.
Turns out it was easier than i thought, when i check the properties for a link to a folder there's a config button there that opens the file association dialog for folders, which for some reason you can't get to through kde file association manager. From there i just chose nautilus. If anyone else was wondering how to do it that way seems to work.


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