[ubuntu-uk] Mutt oddity

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 15:44:52 UTC 2012

On 17 January 2012 14:03, Paul Tansom <paul at aptanet.com> wrote:

> I generally use Mutt for my email as it is orders of magnitude quicker to
> use
> than a GUI client for large volumes of mail. It does fall short in handling
> HTML mail though, which is on the increase. So far I've been happily using
> Firefox, but I've decided to try Chromium again. Last time the problem I
> had
> was that the temp file was gone before Chromium got anywhere near reading
> it
> even if it was already running. This time I'm not even that far in as Mutt
> is
> determined to stick with Firefox (odd since Chromium is notorious for
> setting
> itself as the default client every time it updates!).
> So does anyone know how to track down which setting I need to change to get
> Mutt to use Chromium? I'd rather not configure it manually in Mutt, partly
> because I want to find out where Mutt is looking for its information. So
> far
> I've set Chromium as default in the GUI using Chromium itself, I've edited
> the
> gnome-www-browser and x-www-browser links in /etc/alternatives and checked
> that
> Firefox is not referenced in /etc/Mutt or my personaly .mutt/muttrc file.
> I've
> also checked that sensible-browser is also set to Chromium. What have I
> missed?
Do you have Chromium as the default application for Web in System Info?
Most Unity and Gnome apps honour that now, and common cli tools probably

Failing that, and this is an absolute guess but check the output of env in
your mutt session. I can see a couple of settings in there that for me at
least don't have associated files which might relate to config items like


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