Interop btwn gnome-dflt-app-props & alternatives system
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Thu Sep 21 15:31:11 BST 2006
Op do, 21-09-2006 te 16:29 +1000, schreef Cefiar:
> 2. Additional options in the pulldown list eg: "System default application"
> and "Gnome default application", which uses the alternatives system defaults
> (x-www-browser and gnome-www-browser). It'd be a plus if it could also work
> out the exact app (by following the symbolic link) and telling you what it
> is. This at least means that people would be aware of the System defaults. I
> know there is the "Sensible Browser", which in my limited testing appears to
> call x-www-browser, but while it may be "sensible", it's hardly descriptive
> as to what it is.
Well, '/usr/bin/sensible-browser' is a Perl script that tries several
things. If you didn't add a $BROWSER variable to your environment, it
will try to use 'x-www-browser'.
> Of course, then you need a good way to change these system defaults, which
> AFAIK there isn't anything in main, and certainly nothing installed by
> default that does this. There is always galternatives (which is in
> universe/admin), which at least avoids pointing people at the command line,
> however it's not the prettiest app, and it DOES need a warning on it that the
> changes are global changes to the defaults (ie: affect all users who use
> default settings), but it does work (at least on dapper).
I have used it since breezy or maybe even hoary, and some months ago on
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