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Re: how to change the default web browser from epiphany to iceweasel?

On Tue, 07 Oct 2008, Star Liu wrote:

> as the title. everytime when i click a link in pidgin, it opens
> epiphany, but i usually use iceweseal, how to change the behavior of
> pidgin and other applications to use iceweseal as the default web
> browser? thanks

I tend to set this using:

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

This will show a numbered list of installed browsers, from which you can
select the number corresponding to your desired web browser. From memory, you
need to run this as root. 

Although, as others have pointed out, some apps hold app specific settings,
thus they might also need to be changed. 

Kind Regards,
 Jaime Tarrant

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