Default browser setting

Linas Vepstas linas at
Thu Jul 24 04:42:45 EEST 2003

> From: Ettore Perazzoli <ettore at>
> Date: 23 Jul 2003 13:36:47 -0400
> Hi,
> after the issue came up for the n-th time on the Evolution mailing list
> today, I wonder what the latest word is on getting the desktop's browser
> setting?  I.e. how do I figure out what browser my application is
> supposed to launch when a link is clicked?
> Many Evolution users actually run the app under KDE or other desktops,
> so they don't want Evolution to use the GNOME browser setting (which is
> what it currently does).  They want it to use the browser that the rest
> of the desktop is using.
> Has this been discussed before?  (I am new to the list, and I tried to
> Google around a little bit but I didn't find much.)
> Would it even make sense to have an XSETTING for this?

Just in case there are some over-acheivers in the crowd ... 
I have the same question, but for the default text editor.

As mentioned elsewhere in the thread, the $EDITOR env var is OK but
has problems ... 


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