Bug#244465: Konqueror stopped handling html properly - possible package install bug?
I've been having a problem with konqueror for several months, where
when it tries to open an html document, an error comes up saying 'There
appears to be a configuration error. You have associated Konqueror with
text/html, but it can't handle this file type.'
This used to happen only when there was a file browsing tab open at the
same time, so I just worked round it by having two seperate konqueror
sessions open, one for each. Since I upgraded this weekend, it started
happening every time I tried to click on a link in a web page.
This is fixed by opening the config window, clicking 'file
associations', finding the association for text/html, clicking the
'embedding' tab, and changing 'left click action' from 'show file in
seperate viewer' to 'show file in embedded viewer'.
Having put the setting right, uninstalling konqueror and reinstalling
it doesn't change it back.
I'm not sure how it got this way, but I'm fairly certain I never
changed this setting myself, so I'm reporting this as a possible
packaging bug, with the fix, in case other people are having similar
My guess is that one of the kde packages I installed when I first had
the problem changed this setting, and it has persisted since then, so
I'm sending it to you, rather than through the kde bugtracker.