PCManFM 1.2.0 and Caja 1.8.1.

When I double-click an HTML document in Caja or PCManFM, it tries to open the document in Thunderbird. In Start -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications, Firefox is listed as the default web browser, Thunderbird as the mail client.

How can I open HTML documents in Firefox by default?

  • Also, I could've sworn I already solved this once, a few weeks ago. What causes this breakage to keep occurring? – Kev Nov 10 '14 at 11:36
  • Sorry, that was a brain fart. I obviously want to open them in a web browser. Opening them in Thunderbird doesn't even display anything (despite it supporting HTML e-mail.) – Kev Nov 11 '14 at 9:11

Right-click an HTML file, go Open With->Open With, check "make this the default" and choose Firefox.

Why I needed to do this again, having just done it a few weeks ago, maybe I should post as a second question.

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