[NBLUG/talk] Setting default browser

Dean A. Roman droman at romansys.com
Mon Aug 1 10:20:31 PDT 2005

In RHEL the application to change the default browser for Gnome is:  
I'll make a leap of faith and say it's probably the same or close in Fedora.

I believe the file it modifies for the browser is (but double check this 
as I haven't actually tested it to make sure):


==> It Should look something like:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
        <entry name="command" mtime="1122916127" type="string">
                <stringvalue>firefox %s</stringvalue>

Good luck...


Bill Kendrick wrote:

>On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 09:34:50AM -0700, Nat W. wrote:
>>I don't know about KDE, but in gnome its under desktop>preferences>advanced
>>in there a desktop program slector thingy. You can set what your default
>>browser and terminal are. Also in firefox's option page there should be a
>>setting to make firefox the default browser
>How is this actually facilitated on a system?  Back in the day, I learned
>about the "$EDITOR" env. variable, which is used by a lot of apps, and
>I never understood why we didn't get a "$BROWSER" one. ;)
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