I'm on Linux Mint Olivia. I just installed Lynx.
How do I set Lynx as my browser, so when I open links from the terminal, they open in that terminal with Lynx?
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.desktop application for
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Lynx Exec=gnome-terminal -e 'lynx %u'
And save it to application directory e.g
/usr/share/applications/ naming like
lynx.desktop and give it execution permission (
Then set it as default web browser by using:
xdg-settings set default-web-browser lynx.desktop
Now try to
Open link and it will be open with
lynx in the terminal.
lynx is command-line web-browser and hence it needs terminal so-that I've used
gnome-terminal in my example
Exec command. Your terminal application may be different. This works for me with my current system.
Since I'm not using GNOME, I used the following for the
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Lynx Exec=lynx %u Terminal=true Categories=Network; Icon=/usr/share/applications/lynx.jpg