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#1 2014-02-16 16:49:02

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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[Solved] Default applications: looking to get beyond "custom-WebBrowser"

In MX-14, we are now (approaching RC 1) using QupZilla as default browser because of its high function:size ratio. 

Looking for where that choice is specified, I find ~/.config/xfce4/helpers.rc, where I read:

WebBrowser=custom-WebBrowser

Is there a second location where the exact identity of that "custom" browser is indicated?  Our goal is to change a GUI entry now called "Restore QupZilla defaults" into "Restore Default Browser defaults," and we are having trouble seeing where to look.

If I install midori and make it default browser, for instance, then I see in helpers.rc:

WebBrowser-midori

Is there a master list of known/named browsers that we can edit so the helpers.rc file will include the actual browser name?

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by Jerry3904 (2014-02-16 20:15:26)


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#2 2014-02-23 11:16:01

Jerry3904
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Re: [Solved] Default applications: looking to get beyond "custom-WebBrowser"

Let me reframe this question, since my first effort elicited no response.

When the user selects a browser, any browser, under Preferred Applications, why doesn't the name just simply show up in the helpers.rc file as long as there is an executable and a desktop file?

Or is this a question for the devs list?

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#3 2014-02-27 11:30:06

Jerry3904
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Re: [Solved] Default applications: looking to get beyond "custom-WebBrowser"

OK, took this to the devs list.


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#4 2014-02-27 11:38:17

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Re: [Solved] Default applications: looking to get beyond "custom-WebBrowser"

Out of curiosity, what is the solution/answer?

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#5 2014-02-27 12:58:28

Jerry3904
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Re: [Solved] Default applications: looking to get beyond "custom-WebBrowser"

Still working with Nick on this, and will post once it is settled.


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