Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1249367
Since last update of shared-mime-info my google-chrome is no longer default. Set as default in pref apps
Last modified: 2015-08-02 13:28:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Since the last update this evening chrome has been removed as my preferred application even though it has been set in Pref-Apps as so. All HTTP/HTTPS links are now loaded in Firefox. All mime-types of the like also point to chrome.
My last update began Sat Aug 1 18:09:58 (EDT) 2015 when webkit was updated. Prior to this update all urls were opened in chrome.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run any application (terminal/irc/etc..)
2. Try to execute a http/https link
3. The link will be opened in Firefox regardless of preferred setting.
Firefox is opened, not the preferred application.
Open preferred application
If this is not the culprit please re-direct.
The only application I can get URLs to open in chrome is chrome itself.
Ah, I believe shared-mime-info is the culprit. Why is this package changing users preferences? I was left to dig to find out how to get my settings back.
If you already have customized items, shared-mime-info shouldn't change (or override that).
Otherwise, if you had no prior preference, shared-mime-info will default to firefox now (due to fix for bug #1243049)
Closing as NOTABUG, but I will note that this update should probably not have gone out in a stable release, but have been reserved for F23, since I agree we should not change default applications mid-release. I know from the discussion on the devel list that there was an extenuating circumstance in this case, so it's arguable, of course. Anyway it's too late now, moving on....