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I'm running Linux Mint with the MATE desktop. I'm using Everpad, which is a Python app that uses Qt.

When I click on an http URL in the text, nothing happens. I assume this is because Qt doesn't have the setting to find a handler for the link. How can I fix this so it opens it with Firefox?

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What happens if you run xdg-open http://www.googlw.com from a terminal? Are URLs recognized by everpad? Are they highlighted or somehow give an indication that you can click on them? – terdon Oct 4 '13 at 15:27
xdg-open opens a new link in Chrome, even if Chrome is not running. In Everpad, the links are blue and underlined, and the cursor changes to a pointing-finger-hand when hovering over them. But clicking on them does nothing, even with both Firefox and Chrome running. – Ashley Yakeley Oct 4 '13 at 20:35

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