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

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Sat Mar 9 11:10:21 UTC 2013

On 03/09/13 18:31, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> On 08/03/13 07:46, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> On 03/08/13 14:05, Frantisek Hanzlik wrote:
>>> Hmm, there should be possible set default browser for individual
>>> users, not only as system global.
>> Yes, there is....
>> xdg-settings is supposed to be the command to set that up.  However, I've found it to be buggy.  So, you can manually edit
>> $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
> Changing this mimeapps.list does nothing. There are two defaults.list on my system: In /usr/local/share/applications/ and in /usr/share/applications/
> Changing defaults.list only works in /usr/share/applications/ and copying it to $HOME/.local/share/applications/ has no effect either.

I should mention I'm running KDE.  If you are using GNOME, you may want to try installing gconf-editor and checking the settings for desktop-->gnome-->url-handlers-->http  and  https.

>From now on, at least during winter time, Im going to blame all spelling an grammar erros on the cat sitting on my chest every time I sit down at the computer....

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