Cannot set the default web browser

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Tue Feb 26 16:04:16 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 13:13, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> In KDE 3.5.8 on Ubuntu I cannot set the default web browser. In Kcontrol I
> do not have the items "KDE Components -> Component Chooser" nor
> "Default Applications".  How can these items be added, or how can the
> default web browser be chosen another way? I asked on the Kubuntu list
> but they could not help me solve the problem.
> Thanks in advance.
> Dotan Cohen

Hi Dotan. I've got an older version of KDE on Kubuntu Dapper (3.5.2), my main 
menu has an entry for "System Settings". On opening this I see "KDE 
Components" -> "Default Applications". I also opened Kcontrol 
from /usr/share/applications/KDE/ , and the default applications is there 

I'm sure i've seen this problem you're having before, but I have so many 
different distros installed, that it's hard to remember which one it was, but 
may well have been Kubuntu.

Anyway. Have you got the package "kde-systemsettings" installed? This should 
add an entry "System Settings" to the main menu.

Just a thought.


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