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Bug 522170 - ...Preferred browser->Check now->Yes doesn't work in kde
Summary: ...Preferred browser->Check now->Yes doesn't work in kde
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-09 16:18 UTC by Robin Green
Modified: 2010-08-20 11:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-08-20 11:55:52 UTC
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Description Robin Green 2009-09-09 16:18:38 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Firefox, Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Preferred browser->Check now->Yes
2. xdg-open  'http://www.google.co.uk/' (in KDE)
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2009-09-09 16:54:34 UTC
This works for me:

to set preferred browser in kde,
systemsettings->default applications->web browser, 
in the following browser: firefox

xdg-open http://www.google.co.uk/

launched 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'

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 12:07:48 UTC
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:

Comment 3 Robin Green 2010-08-20 11:55:52 UTC
No longer an issue in Fedora 13, since this Firefox feature has disappeared.

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