KDE applications oppening urls in cache

Christian Mueller cmueller at gmx.de
Sun Dec 12 07:45:20 GMT 2004

Am Montag, 13. Dezember 2004 02:02 schrieb Divided By 0:
> Hi,
> I'm relatively new to linux and KDE and I have this problem: Whenever I 
> click on a url link in a KDE application (like help or KNewsTicker), 
> instead of oppening the link in my browser, kde downloads the page as an 
> archive and then directs my browser to that localy saved file. As a 
> result, the page format is destroyed, images are not dispayed and I 
> cannot follow any links.
> I tried disabling the cache in the KDE control center but it didn't help.
> I'm also using Firefox as a browser and I've already changed the default 
> browser. (in the specific page and in the file associations page) I'm 
> using Fedora Core 3

It's not the cache that is the problem here, KDE seems to think 
that firefox cannot handle URLs itself so it downloads the file. 

Look for a file called mozilla-firefox.desktop, firefox.desktop or 
something like that.  In that file, look for the Exec line. 
If it is 
Exec=firefox %f 
then you have found the source of the problem. Change it to 
Exec=firefox %u


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