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Re: minor issue : gnome, epiphany and iceweasel

El 01/07/11 09:40, Matej Kosik escribió:

When listing text-files in gnome-terminal, if those files contains URLs, gnome-terminal enables me to follow those links by starting a web-browser.
This is handy.
However, I have noticed some confusing behavior.

When I follow HTTP links, e.g.:
iceweasel is started. This is fine and exactly what I want.

When I follow FILE links, e.g.:
epiphany is started. I do not understand why epiphany and not iceweasel.


You can make Icewesel the default application to handle file:// protocol, here are the steps:

1. Create a new "file" folder under:


2. Copy "$HOME/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/%gconf.xml" and paste there "$HOME/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/file/%gconf.xml"

3. Edit that file as desired:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<entry name="needs_terminal" mtime="1308778239" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="enabled" mtime="1308778239" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="command" mtime="1308778239" type="string">
		<stringvalue>firefox &quot;%s&quot;</stringvalue>

4. Relogin and check :-)

P.S: Is not a clean solution because the schema is not registered/populated globally for thid kind of url-handler but maybe this is better than nothing.



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