• Can't set Chromium as the default browser


    I’m experiencing an issue after installing Chromium.

    It isn’t the default browser, and when I click “Set Default” after it opens, it doesn’t register (logging out or rebooting will cause Chromium to prompt again that it isn’t the default browser). Going into settings and clicking “Make Default” doesn’t seem to do anything.

    Any thoughts on how to fix this?

    USING:
    Chromium 60.0.3112.78-1
    KDE Plasma 5.10.4


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    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • Hm we have this before opposite… users want to change default from chromium to another one…

    So you do not enable chromium on installation, and install it later?

    what gives you:
    cat /etc/environment
    cat /etc/profile
    env|grep BROWSER

    Also interesting are this files

    ~/.config/mimeapps.list
    ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    

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  • What is your current default browser in your system?

    Thinkpad E570 Intel core i5 (Kaby lake)
    8 GB RAM
    256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
    Intel HD Graphics

  • @joekamprad, here are the results of the commands you requested (I removed the commented sections with a # at the start of the line). It looks like the mimeapps.list is still pointing to Firefox?

    [[email protected] ~]$ cat /etc/environment
    BROWSER=/usr/bin/chromium
    EDITOR=/usr/bin/nano

    [[email protected] ~]$ cat /etc/profile
    umask 022
    PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin"
    export PATH
    if test -d /etc/profile.d/; then
    for profile in /etc/profile.d/*.sh; do
    test -r “$profile” && . "$profile"
    done
    unset profile
    fi

    if test “$PS1” && test “$BASH” && test -z ${POSIXLY_CORRECT+x} && test -r /etc/bash.bashrc; then
    . /etc/bash.bashrc
    fi

    unset TERMCAP

    unset MANPATH
    BROWSER=/usr/bin/chromium
    EDITOR=/usr/bin/nano
    [[email protected] ~]$ cat ~/.config/mimeapps.list

    [Default Applications]
    text/html=firefox.desktop
    [[email protected] ~]$ cat ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    [[email protected] ~]$


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    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • @bpoerwo according to this screenshot, it’s supposed to be Chromium.

    0_1501689464709_Screenshot_20170802_085656.png


    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • @JesseDuBord i see @joekamprad is already helping you, but i know that there are other config files somewhere else, for exemple .bashrc (and .zshrc if you use it) with antergos configuration (probably already pointing to chromium)

    Ops! i guess what i just told you is more related to “Open with browser x, y etc”

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  • @JesseDuBord said in Can't set Chromium as the default browser:

    [[email protected] ~]$ cat ~/.config/mimeapps.list
    [Default Applications]
    text/html=firefox.desktop

    there you have firefox…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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