How do I configure browser as default viewer for HTML files on GNOME (F13)?

ron flory ron.flory at
Fri Jun 25 13:40:29 UTC 2010

On 6/25/2010 8:15 AM, Andre Costa wrote:
> Hi,
> when I double-click a HTML file on nautilus (GNOME file explorer) it 
> opens up on gedit by default. How do I change this to make the browser 
> open it by default? I already tried right-click > Open With > Another 
> Application ... > Google Chrome and checked the "Remember this 
> application for 'HTML Document' files", but it doesn't "stick" (next 
> time I double-click the file it opens on gedit again).
> (this seems to be a GNOME bug, I can't redefine file associations 
> regardless of file type or application, the behavior is always the same)
> Regards,
> Andre

 From Gnome top-level panel:

   "System -> Preferred Applications -> Internet -> Web Browser ->  
[your choice]"

  See if this helps.


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