[lug] thunderbird doesn't honor default KDE browser

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 13:19:41 MST 2011

>> 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?
> 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.

Thanks, but nope:

ddvento at cisl-augusta:~$ update-alternatives --list x-www-browser
ddvento at cisl-augusta:~$ update-alternatives --list gnome-www-browser

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