How do I make sure firefox is not accessed everytime I click on software news in the welcome window?

Whenever I install firefox, I am not able to not make it the default web browser. Trying it through xdg-settings didn’t work nor through the default applications window.

I’d like to know also. I’ve changed my default browser, but it still launches Firefox.

Unfortunatelly, firefox is used internally in the EnOS applications, as preferred browser before the standard mime configured browser.
I suppose there must be some development/coding reason to do this.
You may create a bug report/request at relevant Github packages, so they can have a motive to change it, when they find some time (and if it is possible) :person_shrugging: .

Just updated package eos-bash-shared to version 23-4.

With this version you can configure which web browser to use in welcome and some other EOS apps (not all EOS apps support this yet).

File /etc/eos-script-lib-yad.conf has a new configuration EOS_PREFERRED_BROWSERS where you can list web browsers in your favorite order. First in the list it the most preferred, and you can list your favorite browser there as well.

To see the new list in that file, you need to merge the related changes from the end of file
You can do the merging e.g. with this command:

sudo meld /etc/eos-script-lib-yad.conf /etc/eos-script-lib-yad.conf.pacnew


su -c "meld /etc/eos-script-lib-yad.conf /etc/eos-script-lib-yad.conf.pacnew"

Why not KISS?
Is it not simpler to let the system/user mime settings to handle the browser?

Even if you have the good intention to help/simplify the default browser setting for the user (especially for WMs, or DEs without a specific method), you could apply the setting (default browser) to the local mimeapps.list :person_shrugging: .

Sorry for my boldess. I have just been messing with those issues for my own development projects :face_with_head_bandage: .

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Exactly. And that’s why the default choice in the new browser list is xdg-open.
So if you already have apps and mime types working, then this should be OK by default.

Only if you want to configure this manually, there’s a way to do it as well.


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