[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#615892: Chromium-browser refuses to set itself to default browser

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 20:48:49 UTC 2011

Hi Nick,

Nick Niktaris wrote:

> Chromium-browser does not set itself a the default browser after the first run.
> When closing the browser the menubar pops-up  asking if it should be the default browser
> Clicking on "don't Ask again" stops showing the message but even in
> the options menu trying to set it to default does not work.

Do you use GNOME, KDE, XFCE, or none of the above?  What does

	xdg-settings get default-web-browser


I suspect this is the longstanding "xdg-settings ought to pop up a
window explaining how to set BROWSER, EDITOR, PAGER, and MAILER when
no desktop environment is in use", though it could also be Bug#576829.
And of course chromium could do a better job in explaining the
difficulties it runs into.

Thanks for reporting,

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