[arch-general] no desktop: howto change default browser?

Uli Armbruster uli.armbruster at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 11 15:50:00 EDT 2011

* clemens fischer <ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org> [11.09.2011 20:35]:
> Hi,
> when using eg. "evince" to view a PDF document, links open in
> "epiphany", which seems to be a gnome default browser.
> I need to change this, but all the links the <search engine> comes up
> with hint at using menus like "system -> ... -> browser".  I only run
> a window-manager, no desktop, so there's no such thing as a "system"
> menu entry.
> I have used "gconf-editor", added the directory chain
> "~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/{http,https}" with keys "command"
> -> 'firefox "%s"', "enabled" -> ticked, "needs_terminal" -> not-ticked,
> but these settings don't help.
> Does somebody know how to change the setting for default-browser when no
> desktop is used?
> clemens

Howdi Clemens


export BROWSER=your_browser

into your bashrc, zshrc or into a file you put into /etc/profile.d, depending on what you want.

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