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I'm trying to locate where the Ubuntu Software Center is to choose as default for handling APT links in Firefox. I can click on the links, and I get the pop-up, but Ubuntu Software Center is not there. I tried to choose an application through Firefox's settings and through the pop-up, but I don't know the path. As you can see by my screen shot for the pop-up I chose the wrong one as that doesn't work. What is the correct path I need to select the correct file?

EDIT - I added a fourth screen shot. I don't have it in that location. This is what I have. My view is in ABC order, and it's showing hidden files.

USC1

USC2

USC3

USC4

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TL;DR: You need to locate the /usr/share/software-center/software-center file.

I ran the which command, and it showed it was in /usr/bin/software-center but even showing hidden files it's not there. So I check the link that was there labeled "software-center", and it showed it went to /usr/share/software-center/software-center and it was a Python script. Well I tried to choose that when clicking on a link, and it opened as it should, so I guess that's it, or at least it works. It even shows in Firefox's settings under the Application tab.

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You're looking for "/usr/bin/software-center"

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I don't have it in that location. I edited my OP with that location to show where you are saying. I even did a full search for the executable, but can't find it anywhere. It has to be somewhere, otherwise I couldn't open the USC at all. –  Bobby Phoenix Jun 27 '13 at 3:30

You can also use aptURL to handle apt links. It comes pre-installed in your ubuntu machine, and I think it's what the ubuntu software center actually uses, so you skip a step.

You will find it in /usr/bin/apturl

You can read more about aptURL here.

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if you are not able to find the path just follow the directions written below:

1.first open the file logo from the left panel of desktop.

2.then go to computer selected from the device category.

3.select usr in the right side.

4.select share in the usr folder

5.select **software center" in the **share" folder.

6.select software-center file in software center folder.

7.and you are done.

hope i'll help you.

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