"Can't find firefox"

Thomas Olsen thomas at tanghus.net
Fri Dec 9 14:56:27 GMT 2011

On Friday 09 December 2011 12:52 Cliff Laine wrote:
> Hello everyone
> Sorry to ask what seems like a fairly common question but I have tried
> the solutions in the FAQ and I still can't get KMail to open my default
> browser.
> In System Settings I have the defaiult browser set to firefox.
> In Konqueror I have the path to firefox set in the file associations. I
> know it is the right path as it opens firefox from the terminal.
> I have added %u to the end of the command.
> Still it says it can't find the browser.  Anything else I can do?

In System Settings/Default Applications set Web Browser to 'in an application 
based on the contents of the URL'. 

To check that the mimetype associations are correct run from console:

  xdg-mime query default text/html


  xdg-mime query default application/xhtml+xml

Both commands should return 'firefox.desktop' or something similar.

Alternatively got to System Settings/File Associations and search for html.

I have also had problems when I had default browser set. Mime types seems to 
work better.

Med venlig hilsen / Best Regards

Thomas Olsen
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