[kde-linux] Disabling KDE web-browser

Juan Carlos Torres carlosdgtorres at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 16:53:05 UTC 2007

On Friday 27 April 2007 22:41, john d. herron wrote:
> In the KDE configuration pages I have designated Firefox to be my
> default browser (and Thunderbird as my default mail program).
> Problem: When I click on a weblink embedded in an e-mail message, I now
> expect Firefox to open the link. But instead, Konqueror still preempts
> Firefox, even though it is NOT the default browser and even when Firefox
> is already open.
> How can I correct this situation?
> Any help will be thankfully appreciated
> jdh
> _________________
> kubuntu Feisty on i586 w/ 512 MB

KDE's Default Application settings can only control KDE apps. Since neither 
Thunderbird nor Firefox are KDE apps, they don't honor the default browser 
that you have set in KControl (or System Settings). You either have to 
manually change each app's settings or you can set a default browser for all 
X (GUI) apps:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

Hope that helps.

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