[Bug 52670] Re: Kubuntu setting default components don't affect gnome/gtk apps

Joseph Garvin k04jg02 at kzoo.edu
Mon Jun 25 15:44:26 UTC 2007

I realize that x-www-browser is set by update-alternatives system wide,
but what about modifying x-www-browser it so it first looks for the
users preference (it checks if $BROWSER exists first)? After all,
setting x-www-browser really just lets the administrator say what
browser should be default, it isn't meant to lock down the system to
prevent the use of other browsers. I think changing it so that it only
used the default if $BROWSER is not set would be reasonable. This lets
individual users specify their own browsers without changing the system
wide default (without running update-alternatives).

On the other hand, if there is some fd.o approved way of getting the
preferred browser, it would probably be preferable to try to get the
thunderbird code to use that and make sure kcontrol respects it too.

Kubuntu setting default components don't affect gnome/gtk apps
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