Description of problem:
xdg-open does not use the user's preferred application for opening URLs, contrary to the man page. It simply assumes that if the user is using KDE, Konqueror must be preferred.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Firefox, Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Preferred browser->Check now->Yes
2. xdg-open 'http://www.google.co.uk/' (in KDE)
This works for me:
to set preferred browser in kde,
systemsettings->default applications->web browser,
in the following browser: firefox
Perhaps, firefox's Preferred browser->Check now->Yes preference doesn't do the right thing in kde, should be something equivalent to:
kwriteconfig --file kdeglobals --group General --key BrowserApplication '!firefox'
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
No longer an issue in Fedora 13, since this Firefox feature has disappeared.