Bug 1001082 - xfce4-terminal opens HTTP links in Firefox even though Chrome is default browser
xfce4-terminal opens HTTP links in Firefox even though Chrome is default browser
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kevin Fenzi
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-26 09:06 EDT by Tore Anderson
Modified: 2015-06-26 13:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-18 06:25:12 EST
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Description Tore Anderson 2013-08-26 09:06:39 EDT
Description of problem:

Summary says it all... If you right-click a http link in the terminal and select "open link", the link will open in Firefox even though Google Chrome is the default browser in Xfce.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above.

Actual results:

See above.

Expected results:

See above.

Additional info:

exo-preferred-applications shows google-chrome as being the preferred web browser. Also running "exo-open http://some.link" or "xdg-open http://some.link" will correctly open the links in Chrome.

This is a regression from Fedora 18, which did everything right.
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2013-08-26 10:49:41 EDT
Yeah, this is an anoying buglet in the new xfce4-terminal url handling. ;( 

Would you be willing to file it upstream at bugzilla.xfce.org ?

Or would you like me to?
Comment 2 Tore Anderson 2013-08-26 12:56:37 EDT
I don't have an XFCE bugzilla account, so if you'll be willing to do so, do feel free. If not I can look into registering there myself, maybe later tonight.

Comment 3 Tore Anderson 2013-08-26 15:05:32 EDT
Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2013-08-26 15:09:47 EDT
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Comment 7 René Genz 2015-06-26 13:18:34 EDT
this is still present in Fedora 22

On Fedora 22 in Xfce 'Applications -- Documentation -- Fedora Release Notes' opened in Konqueror by default. Although Firefox is set to default browser with 'Applications -- Settings -- Preferred Applications'.

has the line
Exec=xdg-open file:///usr/share/doc/fedora-release-notes/index.html

Trying to debug this in terminal:
$ xdg-mime query filetype /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-notes/index.html
$ xdg-mime query default text/html

$ sudo updatedb ; locate kde4-kfmclient_html.desktop
# does not find the file
$ sudo find / -name "*kfmclient*"

So the file that seems to be used is not even available on the system.

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