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yEd version check & visit home page

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OS: Linux mint v16 running cinnamon

Launch yEd and a version check dialog will appear offering to upgrade from 3.12 to 3.12.2.  Two buttons showing - [Visit yEd Homepage] [OK].

Click [Visit yEd Homepage] - an error dialog will display reporting:

Error attempting to launch web browser:  Could not find web browser.


A default web browser has been assigned as the command path exists so the homepage should be accessible for an upgrade download:

% update-alternatives --get-selections | grep -i brows
gnome-www-browser              auto     /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
x-www-browser                         auto     /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
% ls -ld /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1936 Mar  1 18:22 /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   32 Mar  1 18:22 /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable -> /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome


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2 Answers

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Unfortunately, Chrome is not supported. As of this writing, yEd supports Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, and Epiphany. Moreover, due to the many different desktop environments for Linux, yEd launches the browser using the command <lower-case browser name> <URL>. E.g. to successfully launch Firefox, the command firefox has to be in the command path.

by [yWorks] (160k points)
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As of yEd 3.13 (which has been released yesterday), yEd tries the following scripts/browsers for opening websites: xdg-open, gnome-open, kde-open, gnome-www-browser, x-www-browser, firefox, google-chrome, opera, konqueror, epiphany (in that order). Due to the addition of the xxx-open and xxx-www-browser scripts, yEd should now launch the system default browser on most Linux distributions.

by [yWorks] (160k points)
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