# I want Pidgin links opened in Chromium not in Firefox

When I attempt to open a link in Pidgin it opens the link with Firefox. I prefer Chromium. I have Chromium set as the default application in the System Settings folder, but Firefox still opens the links. Can anyone help?

• If you run xdg-open 'http://askubuntu.com/' in the terminal, which browser opens? Feel free to edit your question to add details like this. – ændrük Sep 11 '13 at 2:13

I have Pidgin 2.10.7 (libpurple 2.10.7) from the software center. I click on Tools, Preferences and then on Browser.

If it doesn't, try

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser


You should see a list of GUI-based browsers that your system detects. Then follow the on-screen instructions to choose the browser you want.

[11:03 AM] ~ \$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser