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Mdk 10.1 - Evolution - Launch browser from url


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I have done a lot of forum searching on this topic. Nothing so far has allowed me to be able to click on a link ( a URL ) in Evolution version 2.0.3 and launch a web browser. (firefox)


I have both KDE and Gnome installed. I have a lot more experience with KDE, I still feel a little lost in Gnome.


I have tried to set Firefox as the default browser in KDE. Clicking on a URL in Evolution does nothing.


I saw on one of the posts, instructions to go to prefered applications in Gnome, and set the prefered browser there. I tried, but I can not get it to stay changed. It shows Epiphany as the web browser. There is a drop down button, but only Epiphany is listed. Is there some way of listing more browsers?


If I click the Custom Web Browser button, and point it at firefox, click close, and go back and look, the thing will have gone back to the button that points to Epiphany. :cheeky:


I'm missing somthing, can any one point me in the right direction? :wall:

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Guest duffmckagan

I guess you have an option in Evolution itself, for the default browser.


Look for that.


I have set my default browser as Firefox and it works fine.

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You actually have to set the preferences in gnome but this can be done from kde. Just open up the Konsole and type in gnome-control-center (I believe that's still the command) there you can set up the behavior/preferences of GTK apps of which Evolution is one.

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Sorry, I just reread your post and it appears you already tried what I said above so I Googled the problem and here is another answer quoted from another message board:


"do this:


open your shell and type:

gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command -t string 'firefox %s'


gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/command -t string 'firefox %s'


This will set firefox as default browser for evolution (in a non Gnome DE). Im using another linux so please be sure to check what your firefox link is.

Of course you can use this link to any browser you wish."



Hope this helps


Also here are a couple of links:




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