There are some applications that open html links in gvim instead of Firefox.

HTML Documents are linked to Firefox though, as I verified with the Tweak-Tool. Also, if I safe the html file somewhere and open that file, it is opened in Firefox.

What might be the reason for that?

  • Does xdg-open http://google.com opens google in the wrong application? – Hi-Angel Aug 5 '16 at 13:20
  • What Desktop environment are you using? If you are using KDE Tweak Tool will not work probably. – hellozee Aug 5 '16 at 13:38
  • xdg-open http://google.com opens correctly in Firefox. – Christian Aug 5 '16 at 13:54
  • @Kuntal Majumder: I use Unity. – Christian Aug 5 '16 at 13:56
  • I still have the problem. x-www-browser google.com works correctly as well. For example right-click on dropbox -> view on dropbox.com does not work. – Christian Mar 6 '18 at 19:50

Old post, but if someone also have this problem, as I also encountered this problem, here is a solution I found to solve this problem with Okular (and may be other apps if using KDE as desktop environment).

If you are using KDE, open Configuration panel -> Applications -> File association

Search for "http", then in "inode", select "vnd.kde.service.http". Add Firefox in applications (or other browser) and set it as first application (if other).

You'll probably have to quit Okular if it's running (or restart session).

Note : Some indications may be different, because my interface is not in English.

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