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Set default browser when running as sudo

I am trying to run sudo and set the default browser. I want to set chromium as my default browser. I have tried sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser This shows chrome as my default ...
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How do you change the default home page in the Ubuntu Web Browser?

How do you change the default home page in the Ubuntu Web Browser? Or Unity Browser.... The one that is now bundled with the OS in prep for the touch edition.
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What is the Amazon Browser in 14.04

In a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, there is an Amazon browser in the Unity sidebar and a "Browser" in Dash. I don't know how to find the source and name of these browsers. I'd expect that they're ...
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Thunderbird opens HTTPS links in Chromium, instead of default browser

I've set the following data in Thunderbird's config editor: network.protocol-handler.app.http;x-www-browser network.protocol-handler.app.https;x-www-browser As soon as I did this, http: links are ...
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Cannot set Chrome as default browser

This has been asked before but there is no answer that works for me. The last answer I saw said to use System Settings. If I look there (Details, Default applications, Web), it says that Chrome IS my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 WebBrowser.app does not see flash

The new WebBrowser.app now in Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64bit does not play flash. I have Adobe flash installed and working both in Firefox and Chrome, but the Browser.app says it is not installed. When I try ...
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How do I set deault browser to NOT rekonq?

I don't like rekonq, and I don't want rekonq, so I uninstalled it. However, now whenever I click on a link in another program (e.g. a pdf) it complains that it can't find rekonq. I want to keep using ...
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Adding parameter to default browser

I can run Browser from dash with added parameters (like google-chrome --single-process --purge-memory-button) without problem, by editing of .desktop file, but how I could reach the same by running of ...
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Customize xdg-open to open home page without URL

Is it possible to somehow use the xdg-open command to open my home page (google.com) without having to type the url. What i mean to say is, can i customize xdg-open http://www.google.com to ...
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Dropbox sys-tray functions broken

Some of the functions in the dropbox menu seem to be broken. I can open the dropbox folder, view recently changed files, access the preferences and quit. 'Launch Dropbox Website', 'Get More Space' ...
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Any Application Open Causes A New Tab In Ubuntu 12.10

I am a new bee who moved from windows to ubuntu & i am loving it... Since from a week, whenever i open any application like eclipse, zimbra desktop, a new blank tab will be automatically opens in ...
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Chromium doesn't show up to be selected as default browser

I installed Chromium, but can not select it as my default browser. Where does Ubuntu keep the list of applications shown in this menu? I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity as my environment. I also tried ...
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Gwibber facebook login (was virus facebook login)

every minute a google-chrome pages is open with this url https://www.facebook.com/connect/login_success.html#access_token=..... Where the token is my authentication token.. This is my ps aux ...
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Web links in Adobe reader opens Firefox even if another browser (Opera, Chrome) is default

I think that title describes my problem clearly. Clicking a hyperlink in Adobe Reader opens Firefox, but I have another browser set as default. Does anyone know a solution? regards Jan
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Launch Webapps in custom browser

I'm using Google Chrome as default web-browser because i need Flash ang i've installed Firefox back to use with Webapps, because Chromium, that i tried to use before, launched through script, taking ...
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Changing default browser in xubuntu

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 ...
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What's the difference between x-www-browser and gnome-www-browser?

What's the difference between x-www-browser and gnome-www-browser? I came across it here: Setting the default browser when update-alternatives fails.
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clicking on link opens blank firefox window

i'm using firefox 14. When i click a link outside the browser it opens a new firefox window showing google.com(My home page). I have tried setting into xdg-settings set default-web-browser ...
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External links opening in the non-default browser

I have set Firefox as default web application in Ubuntu, but external links (like clicking a link in Pidgin) still get opened with Opera. Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this? Thanks.
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How to set Iron as default web browser in Unity2D?

I use Iron as my default browser, but in Unity i did not found the place, where i could set it as default for my user. In System settings is Preferred Applications, but in list of web browsers is just ...
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How can I capture url requests?

I run Firefox with -no-remote so I can use multiple profiles. This means applications which try to open URLs don't work. Can I setup some form of bash script that will notify me of the attempted URL ...
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How to change the default programs that are associated with every new user that is created?

I am wondering how one would go about changing the default programs that are associated with every new user that is created. For example, Firefox is the default browser for Ubuntu 11.10. In my user ...
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Why do Firefox, Preferred Applications and x-www-browser disagree on default browser?

Firefox claims it's the default browser (Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Check Now), Preferred Application also lists it as the default, but x-www-browser runs Chrome. Is there really more than one ...
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How can I manually change the default web browser? [closed]

Firefox is not showing in system-settings - system info. So I cannot use the menu to choose it. (I don't want to seem off-topic but I think a little background would be helpful here: The previous ...
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How to set Google Chrome as the default browser?

How can I set Google Chrome as the default browser? If I set it in the browser settings, nothing happens. The browser says it's default, but in preferred applications in Gnome, there's only Firefox to ...
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Why does myPhpAdmin open in a different browser to the one that is set as default?

I have 3 browsers installed on my Ubuntu 11.10, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. First I had the problem that Software Center did not respect my default browser choice. I fixed that by running: sudo ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 won't save my settings

I am using Xubuntu 11.10, and every time i reboot my computer, my settings are erased. Namely my default Browser, Preferred Applications settings and my Touchpad settings. Does anyone know how to ...
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How do I change my default browser?

Is there an option to change my default browser for all my applications?
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How do I change the default browser that konsole opens URLs with?

I have google-chrome set as my default web browser in Ubuntu and gnome applications. However, when using konsole, all links open in konqueror, and not google-chrome! I've tried setting the default ...
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How do I set a “custom” browser as default in Preferred Applications

I'm trying to set up Conkeror as my default browser. However, in the Preferred Applications menu, this is not an option, nor do I see a method of inputting a custom setting/command. Does anyone know ...
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Link clicked not passed to firefox

When Firefox is set as my default browser, any links cliked in another application open a new blank Firefox window, not a new tab or a new window with the page I want. Is that a problem with the ...
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Can't set Chromium as default browser

I open Chromium and the browser ask me if I want to set it as my default browser. I click on "set as default" and close the browser. But when I open Chromium again I get the same question. Ubuntu ...
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Firefox becomes default browser after upgrade. Cannot revert to Google Chrome

Upgraded my notebook to Natty Beta 1 two days ago. All seems to be in order except for a very annoying little thing. I used to have Google Chrome as my default browser, and after the upgrade, this ...
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How do I reset gnome-open/xdg-open to actually open with my preferred browser?

Somehow gnome-open and xdg-open are now hopelessly broken. Setting my default browser in System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications changes nothing. When I click on any link that points to a ...
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Set default browser to OPEN browser

I am switching constantly between browsers (three different at the moment). So i was also switching default browsers to open my mail / new links etc... I also saw that with the command sudo ...
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How to set which application is launched by xdg-open?

I have run update-alternatives as well as gnome preffered apps selection thing. And all point to have chromium browser as default. Yet when I run xdg-open http://askubuntu.com firefox is launched! ...
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Can I force empathy to open links in default browser?

Recently empathy has switched it's behavior for open links. At some point it was that links pasted in the IM window where open with whatever program was associated to the mime type of the link's ...