Sunday, January 08, 2012

Cannot set Chromium as your default browser?

I was using FreeMind to manage information of my work, and there were several links embedded in the mind map. When I was trying to open the links, they were opened in Firefox instead of Chromium that has been my default browser. I tried to set Chromium as the default browser in the Preferences tab but it said ``Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser.''
The solution was found on Ubuntu Forums. In the thread, user cavalier911 provided a method using update-alternatives to set the default browser. The command is as follows.

$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

Pretty easy and works like a charm.


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