Thunderbird does not respect the default browser setting. [SOLVED]

Erik P. Olsen epodata at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 23:54:50 UTC 2013


On 07/03/13 16:11, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:55:57 +0100
> Erik P. Olsen wrote:
>
>> What can be done to change this behaviour short of reporting a bug in bugzilla?
>
> That probably wouldn't do any good either :-).
>
> The real problem is that there is no such thing as a "default" anything.
>
> There are some vague rules written by the freedesktop folks,
> then there are the 47 million programs which can launch web
> browsers which may or may not pay attention to the "rules".
>
> See: http://home.comcast.net/~tomhorsley/game/mimes.html
>
> I decrypted enough stuff that I was able to tell claws-mail
> to open links with xdg-open and then have that invoke google-chrome,
> but there are other things I have yet to have any luck with
> (like getting google-chrome to pass .torrent links to
> ktorrent - magnets yes, torrents no :-).
>
OK, I believe I solved the problem.
In /usr/local/share/applications/defaults.list I found several lines with text 
like http=firefox.desktop;google-chrome.desktop and changing it into 
http=google-chrome.desktop did it.

-- 
Erik

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