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Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser [SOLVED]
« on: September 23, 2014, 06:28:38 pm »
Fellow Pepperminters,

This has been a mystery for me for a long time.  I get this message using either Chromium, or Chrome, in Peppermint:  Chromium (Chrome) cannot determine or set the default browser.

I don't understand why I cannot make either Chromium, or Chrome, my default browser, especially since I have no problem making Firefox my default browser in Peppermint.  I have never understood why I can make Firefox my default browser, but not Chromium or Chrome. 

This is a mystery to me. :-\

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Re: Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 01:12:52 pm »
AFAIK Chrome/Chromium has never been able to set itself as the default browser in anything but Gnome.

You set the default browser via "Default applications for LXSession"
(and possibly update-alternatives)
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Re: Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 08:00:08 pm »
Thank you, PCNetSpec,

I have been curious about this for a long time, but I have always forgotten to ask.

Thanks for helping solve a Peppermint mystery for me.  :)

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Re: Chromium cannot determine or set the default browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 08:43:12 pm »
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