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firefox as default browser with KDE

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HI,

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?

Thanks
asked Jun 1, 2014 in Help by anonymous

1 Answer

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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] (123,120 points)
Thank you for the quick reply.
Order seems to be different, on my system
which firefox opera konqueror
returns
/usr/bin/firefox
/usr/bin/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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