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?
I'm going to guess the following
- all of those tools use XdgUtils
- if you type
xdg-open http://google.comit'll open with Chromium
- and that you have the problem described in this Ubuntu forumspost
So my suggested answer is:
$ xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/http
(and ditto for https)
I needed to add this:
sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
And choose Firefox as default browser. Only after that it was working. The change:
xdg-mime default Firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/http
didn't work itself. After adding both — it is working just fine.
gvfs-mime --set x-scheme-handler/http <whatever chrome is>.desktop gvfs-mime --set x-scheme-handler/https <whatever chrome is>.desktop