File Association

Isak Enström isak.enstrom at
Sun Feb 13 18:03:00 UTC 2011

On Sunday 13 February 2011 18.12.16 John wrote:
> Hi, All
> I am new here, and to kubuntu, I have set up kUBUNTU 10.10 on my laptop
> (Extensa 5630Z), everything is going well, there is however a small
> problem with Thunderbird, and Firefox in that when I click a link in a
> file or from the desktop then Thunderbird fires up instead of Firefox ??
> I decided to do a test by creating a "link to Location" on the desktop,
> called it test linked to "", when I clicked the
> link Thunderbird fired up together with a pop-up to set a program as the
> default (I thought woopeee! its sorting itself out) I selected
> /usr/bin/firefox and ticked the check box to make it permanent, shut
> Thunderbird down and tried again, now I get both Thunderbird and Firefox
> starting up, so a little progress.
> Now where do I remove the association for Thunderbird to stop it
> Starting up in the above situation ?
> I have Googled and and found nothing of help.
> All help much appreciated

Welcome to the world of Kubuntu :)

You can open System settings > Default applications > Web browser and change 
to your preferred browser. 

Another way is to press Alt+F2 and enter: keditfiletype text/html
You can then place your preferred choice at the top of the list.
// Isak

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