removal of midbrowser

Ray Parrish crp at
Tue Jan 13 05:07:16 UTC 2009

don fisher wrote:
> I have just installed ubuntu 8.10. In the past when running Thunderbird, 
> I could click on a link in an email message, and the link would open in 
> FireFox. Now it opens in midbrowser. Using synaptic, I removed 
> midbrowser. Then when I clicked on the link nothing happened.
> How does one tell Thunderbird to use FireFox rather than midbrowser?
> Thanks
> don
Start Firefox, select Edit, Preferences, on the Preferences dialog 
select the Advanced tab. Near the bottom of that tab is a checkbox that 
says "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser". Check 
that, and then over to the right is a button which says "Check Now". 
Click that and if it asks if you want to make Firefox the default 
browser, click Yes.

Here is another method you can use in terminal, on the command line type -

update-alternatives --install x-www-browser 
/etc/alternatives/x-www-browser /usr/bin/firefox

Then, use
update-alternatives --set x-www-browser /usr/bin/firefox
update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

Take your pick.

Later, Ray Parrish

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