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I'm using Linux Mint Debian edition and I have set Firefox as my default browser in my settings. But HTTP links in other apps like hotot and pidgin open with Chromium! Why is this happening is there any way to track the problem?

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This Pidgin ticket might provide some clues. –  ckhan Apr 21 '12 at 16:57
    
not just pidgin, libre office, hotot have the same problemq –  pahnin Apr 21 '12 at 19:57

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I'm going to guess the following

So my suggested answer is:

$ xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/http

(and ditto for https)

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That worked! Thanks! May I know what is the reason for my problem? is it a bug or something like thath? –  pahnin Apr 22 '12 at 9:46
    
Not entirely sure: I think it's that Chromium installs those scheme handlers and Firefox has no equivalent, so it's overridden. –  ckhan Apr 22 '12 at 9:51
    
ok thnx for the help –  pahnin Apr 22 '12 at 12:39

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