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

clemens fischer ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org
Mon Sep 12 15:41:51 EDT 2011

F.Gr. wrote:

> Uli Armbruster [2011-09-11T21:50 CEST]:
>> Put
>> export BROWSER=your_browser
>> into your bashrc, zshrc or into a file you put into /etc/profile.d,
>> depending on what you want.
> some application (in my case e.g. google earth) doesn't work
> correctly by putting BROWSER variable into ~/.zshrc. I've solved by
> putting the following into ~/.xprofile:
> BROWSER='/usr/bin/firefox'
> export BROWSER

That's odd.  I tried "env BROWSER=firefox evince <some-PDF-document>",
but evince would continue to use epiphany.

But thanks for the hint!  I wonder why the "$BROWSER standard" isn't
honoured by evince.


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