Not available as default browser in Gnome 3

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Nathan Wood, Unassigned)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/534+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/534.26+ Midori/0.4

Steps to reproduce:

On Firefox v5 on the Linux Mint Debian Edition Gnome 3 desktop, I tried to select Activities>Applications>System Info>Default Applications>Web to use Firefox as the default web browser. However, it was not listed.


Actual results:

Nothing, as it wasn't listed


Expected results:

It should have been listed, selected, and thus have been made the default browser.

As a work-around, I added to my $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list firefox.desktop to these lines:

x-scheme-handler/http=google-chrome.desktop;epiphany-newtab.desktop;

x-scheme-handler/https=google-chrome.desktop;

and restarted System Info. Default Applications>Web now has Firefox as a selectable listing.
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Updated

6 years ago
OS: Mac OS X → Linux
Hardware: x86 → x86_64

Comment 1

6 years ago
This is up to the distribution to decide (default browser) and fix (by packaging it correctly). 
There is nothing that Mozilla can do here - closing as INVALID as this is not Mozilla's fault.
Please file a report in the bugtracker of Linux Mint instead. Thanks!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Ok. I have reported it there as well. Not sure if this is Linux Mint Debian Edition's fault or upstream at Debian, but I have already filed it with LMDE.

Regards,
Nathan
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