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#1 2015-11-09 23:30:59

Temetka
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[SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

So I installed KDE to futz around with. Upon logging into OpenBox I see that Konqueror has replaced IceWeasel as the default browser. I hopped into the GUI menu editor for open box and it says to execute x-www-browser. I also looked at the Tint2 setting for the icon for my browser, which still has the iceweasel icon. It also points to x-www-browser.

Which file do I need to edit to return my default browser back to IceWeasel? I tried opening x-www-browser in sublime text and it gives me some awesome looking hex code. So obviously I can't edit that file.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Temetka (2015-11-10 04:35:25)


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#2 2015-11-10 04:15:43

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Did you try running:

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

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#3 2015-11-10 04:21:13

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

^ what Dord said,

and there is also

exo-preferred-applications

Not sure but bunsenlabs might have it's own preferred bl-web-browser as well

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#4 2015-11-10 04:34:47

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Dord wrote:

Did you try running:

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

No, because I didn't know about that.

But I ran it just now and it worked great.


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#5 2015-11-10 04:40:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Here is a tutorial to help beginners with alternatives:
Lxlinux - Alternatives

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#6 2015-11-10 05:42:02

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

gako wrote:

Not sure but bunsenlabs might have it's own preferred bl-web-browser as well

Bunsenlabs uses the Debian standard x-www-browser, but we have installed alternatives bl-file-manager, bl-text-editor, bl-media-player and bl-image-viewer because there is no Debian equivalent by default.

Last edited by johnraff (2015-11-10 05:43:04)


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#7 2015-11-10 07:07:00

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

seppalta wrote:

Here is a tutorial to help beginners with alternatives:
Lxlinux - Alternatives

Thanks.

Now is there a definitive list of alternatives? I.e., web browsers, text editors, media players, etc? Or do I just go through obmenu, find what it calls then     sudo update-alternatives --config alternative?

Last edited by Temetka (2015-11-10 07:08:39)


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#8 2015-11-10 07:12:32

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Temetka wrote:

Now is there a definitive list of alternatives? I.e., web browsers, text editors, media players, etc? Or do I just go through obmenu, find what it calls then     sudo update-alternatives --config alternative?

Quick and dirty:
sudo update-alternatives --config  (and hit <tab> <tab>) for autocomplete
there is of course man update-alternatives and you can look in /etc/alternatives

johnraff wrote:
gako wrote:

Not sure but bunsenlabs might have it's own preferred bl-web-browser as well

Bunsenlabs uses the Debian standard x-www-browser, but we have installed alternatives bl-file-manager, bl-text-editor, bl-media-player and bl-image-viewer because there is no Debian equivalent by default.

ah good to know, thanks for the clarification johnraff

Last edited by gako (2015-11-10 07:28:45)

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#9 2015-11-10 07:55:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

gako wrote:
Temetka wrote:

Now is there a definitive list of alternatives? I.e., web browsers, text editors, media players, etc? Or do I just go through obmenu, find what it calls then     sudo update-alternatives --config alternative?

Quick and dirty:
sudo update-alternatives --config  (and hit <tab> <tab>) for autocomplete
there is of course man update-alternatives and you can look in /etc/alternatives


So no. Or atleast not a nice neat and tidy list.

I guess I can / will have no choice but to deal with it.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction though.


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#10 2015-11-10 07:59:22

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

johnraff wrote:
gako wrote:

Not sure but bunsenlabs might have it's own preferred bl-web-browser as well

Bunsenlabs uses the Debian standard x-www-browser, but we have installed alternatives bl-file-manager, bl-text-editor, bl-media-player and bl-image-viewer because there is no Debian equivalent by default.

Openbox main menu → System → About Bunsen Alternatives
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#11 2015-11-10 09:21:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Also Menu>System>Edit Debian Alternatives
brings up a GUI with a list of all the currently configured alternatives.


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#12 2015-11-10 10:14:15

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Temetka wrote:
seppalta wrote:

Here is a tutorial to help beginners with alternatives:
Lxlinux - Alternatives

Thanks.

Now is there a definitive list of alternatives? I.e., web browsers, text editors, media players, etc? ...

Maybe this?:

update-alternatives --get-selections

Using the Openbox (3.5.2) session of Lubuntu 14.04 LTS but very interested in BL :)

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#13 2015-11-10 10:20:52

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Re: [SOLVED] Help with default browser in openbox

Temetka wrote:

is there a definitive list of alternatives?

I just use:

ls -l /etc/alternatives

You can also use:

sudo update-alternatives --all

to run through all the available options.


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