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firefox as default browser with KDE

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on a Kubuntu 14.04 (KDE) system, when using the "go to URL" function, yED launches konqueror as browser, although firefox is set as default browser. How can I change yEd's behaviour, so that firefox is used?

asked Jun 1, 2014 in Help by anonymous

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yEd determines the browser to use by invoking the command which <name> with the browser names "firefox", "opera", and "konqueror" (in that order). I.e. if konqueror is used, yEd was not able to find/start firefox (or opera). So, you need to make sure that "firefox" is in your path and is executable.

answered Jun 2, 2014 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (116,850 points)
Thank you for the quick reply.
Order seems to be different, on my system
which firefox opera konqueror
and yEd nevertheless launches konqueror.
But I'm now perfectly happy with the work-around described below.

mkdir wa_dir
ln -s /usr/bin/firefox wa_dir/konqueror
# now start yEd (absolute path to wa_dir, start script seems to change working directory)
PATH=/path_to/wa_dir:$PATH yEd
# now firefox will be launched
Glad you found a workaround, although I do not understand why it does not work out-of-the-box.
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