gnome-open is not using gnome-www-browser for URLs

Bug #695778 reported by shankao on 2010-12-30
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libgnome (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have Chromium and Firefox installed in my system. Chromium is the default one in gnome-www-browser.

$ gconftool --get /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command
/usr/bin/chromium-browser %s

But, trying to open an URL with gnome-open, leads to the execution of firefox instead of chromium. I think this is the reason for most apps. to keep using firefox instead of my default chromium (i.e. apport, empathy, gnome-terminal)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: libgnome2-0 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-11.25-generic 2.6.37-rc7
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-11-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Dec 30 20:16:48 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: libgnome

shankao (shankao) wrote :
description: updated
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

This is an intentional change made in GNOME/glib. They no longer use gconf, but record your personal preferences in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list.

gnome-open just asks glib what to launch now.

Use the preferred app selection dialog (gnome-default-applications-properties) to change the default.

Changed in libgnome (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
shankao (shankao) wrote :

That was the reason. Thanks!

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