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Make Chrome your default browser on Debian testing

I was having a few problems setting chrome to be the default browser, don’t know why but the browser can’t set itself as the default browser. There’s no error this function simply has no effect.

So how do you do it?! It’s very easy and simple…

First you need to set chrome as your default alternative.

sudo update-alternatives –config x-www-browser (Select chrome as default)

If you are using gnome…

At first I thought that this was enough… Well it wasn’t and after one or two reboots I wasn’t able to open links from pidgin, for example.

Here comes the second part…

sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop /usr/share/applications/.

sudo update-menus

And you should be ready to go… 🙂

  1. November 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Worked for me, but the I also had to go to the google settings and click “make chrome my default browser” Until I applied this fix, that button did nothing.

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