I have this odd problem where whenever a link is opened from the shell, the cached html is opened locally, instead of through a browser.
if I run the command
xdg-open http://www.google.com in a bash prompt, this url opens in my browser bar:
Here is an image of how it loads in chromium (which is currently set as my default browser).
This issue also happens when there is a call to open a link from (most) applications, for instance, clicking on an external link in the help documentation for Gwenview.
Does anyone have any insight as to why this might be happening? Anything I can try to keep this from happening?
Updating with some steps that I have tried:
launching a url with the application path works just fine (i.e.
~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.listand thought I had actaully found the problem because
text/htmlwas pointed to an old, non-existent
.desktopfile. But fixing the entry to
chromium-browser.desktopdid not fix the problem
I am still at a loss for what this issue could be