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Old 16th September 2013, 04:21 AM
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opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

Fedora 19, XFCE, Evolution
When I click an http link in evolution is does not use the preferred browser (chrome), it uses firefox. In Setting->Preferred Applications I have the browser set to chrome. Using gconf-editor I found a setting that was still set to firefox so I changed that to chrome. But I still get firefox when I click a link in an email.
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Old 18th September 2013, 10:58 PM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

I've seen similar behaviour with the help buttons in chrome. They are hard coded to use firefox. However I suspect your problem is because Evolution is a Gnome application and it doesn't respect Xfce's settings.
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Old 19th September 2013, 05:32 AM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

What's the output of:
gvfs-mime --query x-scheme-handler/http
gvfs-mime --query x-scheme-handler/https
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Old 19th September 2013, 02:31 PM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

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What's the output of:
gvfs-mime --query x-scheme-handler/http
gvfs-mime --query x-scheme-handler/https
Thanks you. The output from that showed firefox. Using gvfs-mime --set I was able to fix it.

Isn't Settings->Preferred Applications->Web Browser supposed to set and read this setting?
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Old 19th September 2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

AFAIU, the x-scheme-handler/http (and x-scheme-handler/https) entries in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list should be set to whatever application you want to handle http* links. Those entries could exist in two different sections of mimeapps.list, [Added Associations] and [Default Applications], I think in both sections x-scheme-handler/http* should be set to the app you want to use; it could be that one section overrides the other, or that the gnome-control-center only changes the entry in one section... etc (personally, I've given up trying to fully understand the whole mimetype handling in Linux...).
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Old 19th September 2013, 07:05 PM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

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I've seen similar behavior with the help buttons in chrome. They are hard coded to use firefox. However I suspect your problem is because Evolution is a Gnome application and it doesn't respect Xfce's settings.
I'm not saying that you are wrong, but Gnome *should* follow FreeDesktop standards and thus this should work. I'm quite certain that chrome help buttons aren't "hard coded" to use fitrefox.

Examine&Edit
/etc/xdg/xfce4/helpers.rc

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Old 19th September 2013, 07:59 PM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

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I'm not saying that you are wrong, but Gnome *should* follow FreeDesktop standards and thus this should work. I'm quite certain that chrome help buttons aren't "hard coded" to use fitrefox.

Examine&Edit
/etc/xdg/xfce4/helpers.rc
I don't know what the standards are, but evolution is using the settings in .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

It appears that the way to change that is with gvfs, or editing the file

Settings->Preferred Applications->Web Browser appears to touch the mimeapps.list file (time stamp is changed), but nothing in the file is changed.

./.config/xfce4/helpers.rc is changed
and for google-chrome it is set to:
WebBrowser=custom-WebBrowser
and for firefox:
WebBrowser=firefox

Is this an XFCE bug?
Is this expected interface pains when trying to run a gnome app in XFCE?
Am I expected to use a gnome tool to change settings like this?
Sorry for the noob questions, I've been running ubuntu/gnome and recently made the switch to fedora/xfce.
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Old 19th September 2013, 10:40 PM
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Re: opening web link from evolution uses wrong browser

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Originally Posted by stevea View Post
I'm not saying that you are wrong, but Gnome *should* follow FreeDesktop standards and thus this should work. I'm quite certain that chrome help buttons aren't "hard coded" to use fitrefox.

Examine&Edit
/etc/xdg/xfce4/helpers.rc
Not Chrome help buttons but Xfce ones. They only open Chrome if Firefox has been removed from the system.
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