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Old 12-11-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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Web browsing with Konqueror


I normally use Mozilla for web browsing, but would like to be able to use Konqueror as an occasional alternative.

The problem here is that I have set Mozilla as the default program for opening HTML files, so when I use Konqueror as a web browser, every time I follow a hyperlink it opens the target in Mozilla.

Is there any way of keeping Mozilla as the default program for opening HTML files from the Konqueror file manager, but keeping Konqueror usable as a web browser?
 
Old 12-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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I normally use Mozilla for web browsing, but would like to be able to use Konqueror as an occasional alternative.

The problem here is that I have set Mozilla as the default program for opening HTML files, so when I use Konqueror as a web browser, every time I follow a hyperlink it opens the target in Mozilla.

Is there any way of keeping Mozilla as the default program for opening HTML files from the Konqueror file manager, but keeping Konqueror usable as a web browser?
I do what you are trying to do with Mozilla and Opera. I use Mozilla as my web browser. In the file associations I set up Opera to open HTML files that I click on. I have no problems with this arrangement. The problem may be that Konqueror is following some default setting in kcontrol (Control Center} that Mozilla and Opera ignore. As an experiment I suggest that you try the reverse of what you are doing. Set up Konqueror to open HTML files and use Mozilla as your web browser.


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Old 12-13-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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I set Mozilla as the default program for opening HTML files because it's the program I want to use most of the time to browse the web, so if I open an HTML file from the Konqueror file manager, I want it to open with Mozilla. I also want links I click on in programs such as KMess (which use the KDE default program for HTML)to open in Mozilla.

I occasionally use Konqueror to look at websites (mainly just for experimentation), and find it really annoying that I can only use it to view the single page I manually time the address of, and can't follow any hyperlinks.

Is there any way round this, or is Konqueror really unusable as a web browser unless it's the default?

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Old 12-13-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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I recall there is a setting on Konqueror where you can specify where it will open a link--a new window, a new tab, etc.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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I recall there is a setting on Konqueror where you can specify where it will open a link--a new window, a new tab, etc.
I found that option, but it turns out not to be any use to me It seems that these settings only take effect if links are set to opejn in Konqueror anyway.

I'm quite suprised at the lack of interest in this topic. Does everyone else really use Konqueror always or never?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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are you talking about when trying to open link in konqueror, that konqueror downloads a cached copy and displays the cached copy instead (it would then try to open the cached copy in your default browser)?

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Old 12-19-2005, 08:27 AM   #7
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are you talking about when trying to open link in konqueror, that konqueror downloads a cached copy and displays the cached copy instead (it would then try to open the cached copy in your default browser)?
How would I know?

All I know is that it tries to open all links in the default browser. The correct URL of the page appears in the location bar of Mozilla, so I would guess that's not the problem, but I'm no expert.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 09:22 AM   #8
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Yeah, what he's asking is what you're talking about, from the sound of things. The problem you're running comes from one of Konqueror's great features: its file management and web browsing capabilities are all integrated. Unfortunately, I can't check, since I don't have KDE of any sort (and I accidentally uninstalled every last vestige the other day while installing psi), but does Konqueror have profiles? Because you may be able to specify a "browsing" profile and a "file-management" profile that does what you want in each.
 
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I get the same problem with Konqueror but other probs as well!

My default browser is Opera which works fine all apps except Evolution which insists on opening all links in Firefox despite my KDE settings being set to Opera.
Even when taking Firefox out of the KDE (short of un-installing that is) setup I still get Firefox opening links so I assume this is an Evolution thing.
How can I change this? Any ideas

A half assed way round the the Konqueror problem is to add Konqueror to the list of programs which can open a text/html file in the KDE setup. Put your default browser at the top of the list.

By right clicking on a link whilst browsing in Konqueror you can then choose the program to open the link which is great for testing using various browsers.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:58 AM   #10
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A half assed way round the the Konqueror problem is to add Konqueror to the list of programs which can open a text/html file in the KDE setup. Put your default browser at the top of the list.

By right clicking on a link whilst browsing in Konqueror you can then choose the program to open the link which is great for testing using various browsers.
I think that would work, but it doesn't do the browsing experience any favours to have to right click every single link and make a two-stage menu selection. Also, would that mean that every new page would open in a new Konqueror window every time I did that? Again that would hardly improve the browsing experience. What about popup windows, would they still open in the default browser?

I'm using Windows at the moment, so can't check this out right now, but I will do as soon as I can.

Even if it does (half) work it still makes Konqueror basically useless as a browser if I can't even click on a link to navigate to the link target.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 12:20 PM   #11
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I think that would work, but it doesn't do the browsing experience any favours to have to right click every single link and make a two-stage menu selection. Also, would that mean that every new page would open in a new Konqueror window every time I did that? Again that would hardly improve the browsing experience. What about popup windows, would they still open in the default browser?

Even if it does (half) work it still makes Konqueror basically useless as a browser if I can't even click on a link to navigate to the link target.
I agree on this. The only way to use Konqueror effectively is if you make it the default browser. Other browsers seem to work better in this respect.
For myself not a problem as I only use it to test web pages.

ps. Eventually solved my Evolution worries by amending one of the files in the Gnome libs.
If anyone needs to know which one, I'll look it up again!
 
  


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