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Old 08-21-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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Setting The Default Web Browser

How would I make it so when I click on a link that it will open up something like Firefox rather than KDE?
Old 09-25-2004, 08:37 PM   #2
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I'm seeking out this one too - links (such as the "get more extensions" link in Thunderbird, or hyperlinks in email messages) open in Konquerer and I want them to open in Firefox. Setting the html file association to list Firefox as the highest priority program to open HTML files doesn't fix it.
Old 09-26-2004, 12:38 AM   #3
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When you are in firefox, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> check box Default Browser

Hope this helps.
Old 09-26-2004, 10:53 AM   #4
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Hmmm my firefox (PR1.0) doesn't have an "options" menu under tools. Options-General exists under Edit-Preferences, but I see no default browser option.
Old 09-26-2004, 10:58 AM   #5
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Have a look at this thread
Old 11-04-2004, 08:55 PM   #6
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I found this thread via Google, and since it popped up as a reference, I thought I would update it with new information, because the link given in the message above points the reader to a chaotic boatload of work in order to change the default programs in KDE. In fact, if you follow that advice, well, you'd go insane. Instead try this:

Setting Default Email Program in KDE:

1. Browse in KDE to the KDE configuration menu item
2. Go to "Component Chooser". {click}
3. Now pick a default email program.
4. You are all done.

LOL! Can you believe the crud in the thread referenced about building a shell script and all that? Give me a break. Maybe that was true last year. Now it isn't.

If you want to change FIREFOX to your DEFAULT WEB BROWSER:

1. Open KDE configuration and browse to the menu for File Associations.
2. See the box that says Known Items. Browse down to text, and find HTML under it.
3. Click it.
4. Pick a web browser and click move up to make it at the top of the list. If firefox is not listed, then click ADD, browse to the script that launches firefox, pick it, hit OK, and then edit the entry so that it has %u at the end so it launches your selected URL in an email.

All done! Woohoo!


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