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Is there an option to change my default browser for all my applications?

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Have a look at your system-settings -> Details:

(Note that in older versions of Ubuntu Details is called System Info)

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Thanks! The simple stuff is so elusive at times! –  Ederico Nov 14 '11 at 22:54
    
If that is the very good mark in your answer, done. –  Ederico Nov 15 '11 at 11:08
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Wow, that's a pretty stupid place to put it! Almost as bad as having to go to "settings" to turn off your computer in Windows 8. –  Mike Dec 8 '13 at 0:25
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If your preferred browser isn't in that menu or you prefer doing it from the command line, this command will let you do the same thing as in fossfreedom's answer:

xdg-settings set default-web-browser name-of-browser.desktop

E.g.:

xdg-settings set default-web-browser firefox.desktop

or

xdg-settings set default-web-browser chromium-browser.desktop

or

xdg-settings set default-web-browser google-chrome.desktop
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This is an ubuntu way of doing this

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser
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This is a system-wide change, and should be done in addition to fossfreedom's answer. –  Flimm Dec 11 '13 at 11:56
    
I tried all the answers here; only the second of these two lines changed the browser in which browser-external links (e.g. from Pidgin) opened. –  Stew Jun 25 at 15:57
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You can also change your default browser in relevant browser setting.

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