[lug] thunderbird doesn't honor default KDE browser

Simos blug at chinesetearoom.com
Thu Dec 15 13:10:26 MST 2011

On Thursday 15 December 2011 12:25 Davide Del Vento wrote:
> I have KDE (I finally gave up on GNOME, but that's a different story)
> Platform Version 4.7.2 (4.7.2) and my default browser is firefox
> (firefox says so, and SystemSettings->DefaultApplications->WebBrowser
> confirms). When I click on a link in the console, it opens firefox.
> When I click on a link in Thunderbird (v8.0) it opens Chrome.
> Thunderbird doesn't have any browser "choice" and it should honor
> system default, do you have any clue of what could be wrong here?
> Thanks,
> Davide


Assuming you are running some sort of Debian variant (e.g. Ubuntu), then
run the following commands in a terminal:

update-alternatives --list x-www-browser
update-alternatives --list gnome-www-browser

I'm betting one of them will come back with Chrome on top of the list.



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