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Offline vmclark

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Google Chrome is not your default browser
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:20:54 am »
I checked settings, and this is what it shows
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Default browser
Make Google Chrome the default browser     MAKE DEFAULT
and the odd thing is only Sparky shows the settings with a clickable icon on the far right that says "MAKE DEFAULT"
Here's a strange output from sparky:
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$ xdg-settings get default-web-browser
vim.desktop
and from Xubuntu:
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$ xdg-settings get default-web-browser
google-chrome.desktop

Offline pavroo

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Re: Google Chrome is not your default browser
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 09:07:32 pm »
If you would like to set your favorite web browser as a default one, run:
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sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Offline vmclark

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Re: Google Chrome is not your default browser
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 10:17:40 pm »
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$ update-alternatives --get-selections
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x-www-browser                  auto     /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable

Whatever I did previously must have set chrome as default.
Thanks for reply.