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xubuntu comes with Firefox as a default browser. I however prefer opera and would like to make it my default browser. Example: I click a link in Thunderbird and would like it to open in Opera and not in Firefox, as it is now.. How do I proceed?

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In XFCE you can change the default browser (and other default applications like the File manager or the e-mail client) using the main menu: Settings -> Settings Manager -> Preferred Applications

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Yes, that is it. It is Settings/Settings Manager/Preffered Applications. Thank you laurent! –  Aja Oct 13 '12 at 13:10
Sorry for the wrong menu names... I will correct. My version is not in English :) –  laurent Oct 13 '12 at 13:12

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