i use Element is a messenger desktop client

since weeks i have problem when i click on a hyperlink.


some send me this message:

hi https://duckduckgo.com is great

if i click to

https://duckduckgo.com winebrowser is opend into the task menu. it never stopps. over time I have a large number of such windows in the task menu.

what could i do? i don't want use winebrowser if i use element-desktop client. it has normaly nothing to do with wine.

i tried the two tips here How to kill wine processes when they crash or are going to crash? are not effective

they has no effect.


Operating System: Kubuntu 20.04
KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.68.0
Qt Version: 5.12.8
Kernel Version: 5.4.0-52-generic
OS Type: 64-bit

$ whereis wine
wine: /usr/bin/wine /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wine /usr/lib/wine /usr/share/wine /usr/share/man/man1/wine.1.gz

$ whereis winetricks
winetricks: /usr/bin/winetricks /usr/share/man/man1/winetricks.1.gz

$ whereis element-desktop
element-desktop: /usr/bin/element-desktop


this change solved this problem for me. I can't explain it exactly. trail and Error. Intuition. Maybe someone else can explain this well.

changed Default Applications > in application based on the contents of the URL:

Default Applications > in application based on the contents of the URL

to Default Applications > always Firefox:

Default Applications > always Firefox

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