I would like to set Firefox as my default browser, with all links opening in it

Bug #1607860 reported by Einar Mostad
This bug affects 6 people
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Ubuntu UX
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The Ubuntu touch browser is fine, but I like to use Firefox with some add ons (https everywhere, adblock plus, DuckDuckGo, NoScripts, Download youtube videos as MP4) and with syncing with my desktop and laptop as my default browser. However, since Firefox is not set as default, all links from Dekko, RSS reader etc open in the Ubuntu touch browser in stead. This is a bit annoying. I wish there was a setting in the settings panel for default browser that would fix this. (Setting Firefox as default browser inside Firefox does nothing.)

(I also wish copy-paste would work to Xapps, so I could copy links manually as an alternative to having Firefox as default browser, but that is another bug report.)

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Einar Mostad (einarmostad) wrote :

I asked on askubuntu first, and a user said he had the same issue with email programmes, so maybe a "default programmes" setting for more than just the web browser, like on the desktop, would be good. (https://askubuntu.com/questions/803034/how-to-set-default-browser-on-ubuntu-touch)

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Jonas G. Drange (jonas-drange) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug. This is an important feature, but it needs a proper specification and visual design. I've added ux to the report.

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Einar Mostad (einarmostad) wrote :

Thank you! :-)

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