Bug 75711

Summary: Htmlview ignores Gnome default
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: fred-m
Component: htmlviewAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Version: 8.0CC: cody
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Description fred-m 2002-10-11 12:56:53 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
Htmlview is the default handler for html in Gnome, and its icon figures
prominently on the Gnome toolbar, so most users will probably use this icon.
However, htmlview does not consider the Gnome default (set in Extras ->
Preferences -> Preferred applications). Since the default for both htmlview and
Gnome is Mozilla, htmlview works with Gnome out of the box. But, if I change the
Gnome default (to, say, Galeon), and then click the htmlview icon in Gnome, I
still get Mozilla.

Setting my ~/.htmlviewrc file to
export X11BROWSER=/usr/bin/galeon
solves the problem.

I think that the simplest way to solve this problem for now is to have the
"Preferred applications" application write the browser chosen to the
~/.htmlviewrc file. (Not sure if it will work on KDE).

(Think of it, this is two bugs. Changing the default browser in the "Preferred
applications" should change also the html and other setups in Preferences ->
File Types and Programs also.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a freshly updated, or newly installed, Red Hat 8.0 (BTW, mine was
upgraded from 7.3)
2. Change the Extras -> Preferences -> Preferred applications Web browser to Galeon
3. Click the htmlview icon on the Gnome toolbar

Actual Results:  Mozilla, not Galeon, will be started

Expected Results:  Galeon is started

Additional info:

I'm registering it as a bug, not RFE, since it is very confusing for the
end-user. Whether it should be classified as an htmlview bug depends on the
solution that you choose.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-10-13 03:53:25 UTC
i would also at the very least suggest the Preferred applications program create
a correct ~/.htmlviewrc

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-12-06 13:54:35 UTC
Fixed package is 2.0.0-8, which will shortly appear in rawhide.

Comment 3 fred-m 2002-12-16 10:00:00 UTC
Tested htmlview-2.0.0-9, and works nicely. Thanks!!!