SYSTEM > Applications seemingly correctly set. However, sometimes still BlueFish gets launched instead of Firefox.
At present, I am using a 64 bit version of Kubuntu 16.04 along with KDE Plasma
version 5.8.8 at a Lenovo X220. KDE Plasma 5.8.8 has come here via the regular
Now my question. Till recently, various applications throughout my system used
to launch Bluefish instead of Firefox, when clicking at a link that should lead
to some website. I have changed the system settings as summarised below and
restarted my system several times. In most of the cases, I get Firefox now
when clicking at some website link in some application. That is OK. However,
in at least one case I still do get BlueFish instead of Firefox when clicking
at such a link: when clicking at DROPBOX > "Launch the Dropbox website." I
still have no clue how to solve that problem.
That's why, I have taken a thorough look at SYSTEM SETTINGS > Personalisation
> Applications. First of all, I went from there to "DEFAULT APPLICATIONS" >
web browser. There, I have explicitly indicated Firefox as my "default"
browser. Also FIREFOX > Preferences shows that Firefox is my "default"
When going to SYSTEM > Applications > File Associations, I have looked at
.html, xhtml and other text related stuff. In all those case, I have removed
Bluefish out of the list or downgraded it one place in the order of
applications associated with 1 file type.
However, as I said above - in at least one case, I keep getting BlueFish
instead of Firefox when trying to launch a website from some application. It
happens when I go to the DROPBOX widget > "Launch the Drop Box Website."
When going to the Dropbox help pages via the same widget, I also get the
normal Firefox launched. Do you have any clue how to get Firefox launched
again when clicking at "Launch Dropbox website?" Is there any script in the
system I can adapt in a specific way?
Bas G. Roufs.
Bas G. Roufs
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