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Very simple question:

How do you open the Ubuntu Internet Browser from the Terminal?

I am running a computer through an X-forwarded session, and need to find the command to open the Ubuntu Browser. It isn't my default browser, so sensible-browser doesn't open it. I tried:

browser
ubuntu-browser
gnome-browser
sensible-browser
brow*

They all returned Command not found, except sensible-browser, which opened chrome.

  • Are you talking of the default browser for Ubuntu ? – George Udosen Dec 16 '16 at 13:30
  • @George, depends what you mean. I'm talking about the Ubuntu Browser, which comes by default with Ubuntu 16.04, but not about the browser that is set as default. – anonymous2 Dec 16 '16 at 13:31
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It's actually webbrowser-app

nano /usr/share/applications/webbrowser-app.desktop

The .desktop file

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Browser
GenericName=Web Browser
Comment=Browse the World Wide Web
Keywords=Internet;WWW;Browser;Web;Explorer
Type=Application
Icon=browser
Exec=webbrowser-app %u
Terminal=false
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
X-Ubuntu-Touch=true
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=webbrowser-app
X-Ubuntu-Single-Instance=true
X-Ubuntu-Default-Department-ID=web-browsers
X-Screenshot=/usr/share/webbrowser-app/screenshot.png
X-Ubuntu-Splash-Color=#FFFFFF
  • Never knew that existed, an interesting learn for me today. – George Udosen Dec 16 '16 at 13:36

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