Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Skype Ubuntu Default Browser

I've got Linux Mint Nadia, which is basically Ubuntu, which is built on Debian. Using the Desktop GUI I set my default browser, but Skype didn't seem to want to honour that request. So a quick check with update-alternatives showed me the way.

Just open a terminal and type in:

$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

There are 3 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                       Priority   Status
  0            /usr/bin/epiphany-browser   85        auto mode
* 1            /usr/bin/chromium-browser   40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/epiphany-browser   85        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/firefox            40        manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 2


It was set on Epiphany, I selected Chromium. You can select whatever you want. Skype will fall in line. Hope this helps.

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