Firefox is default browser, but won't open a specified page

ulrich steffens ulrich at
Thu Jan 5 11:16:51 UTC 2006

Am Donnerstag, den 05.01.2006, 19:37 +0900 schrieb Dave M G:
> Ubuntu Users,
> 	Following advice on this list, I set FireFox 1.0.5, downloaded directly
> from Mozilla, as my default browser,. I did this by going to System |
> Preferences | Preferred Applications and specifying the path to FireFox.
> 	There is a small problem, though. If, for example, I click on a link
> from within Evolution, FireFox opens, but not to the URL I clicked on.
> It just opens up to a blank page (which is what I have set as the
> default home page).
> 	Is there some extra setting or perameter I need in order to pass the
> URL to FireFox when I click on it from within another application?
> 	Any advice would be much appreciated.
> --
> Dave M G
AFAIK, the path you specify in preferred apps should be like

	'path/to/firefox %s'

i also replaced 1.07 with 1.5 and to better integrate 1.5 i also did

	'mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu'
	'mv /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox.ubuntu'
	'ln -s /path/to/firefox /usr/bin/firefox'
	'ln -s /path/to/firefox /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox'


ulrich steffens
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