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Every time I click a link in emacs, it opens Firefox (I'm running Ubuntu). I'd like to replace that with Chrome.

I've tried

(setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-url-generic browse-url-generic-program "google-chrome")

as per http://evan-tech.livejournal.com/268748.html but it does not work for me.

Emacs version: GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.20.1) of 2011-03-04 on allspice, modified by Debian

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That solution works for me, did you put (setq ...) to your ~/.emacs? – cYrus Feb 13 '12 at 18:00
    
Could you please include your emacs version? – N.N. Feb 13 '12 at 20:12
    
@cYrus yes I did put it in my .emacs – I82Much Feb 14 '12 at 0:50

might try the solution here http://xahlee.org/emacs/elisp_browse_url.html

summary: write a command that makes a shell call to launch chrome executable with a url.

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If Chrome is configured as your default desktop browser you may be able to launch it using xdg-open by putting

(setq browse-url-browser-function 'browse-url-generic browse-url-generic-program "gnome-open")

in your .emacs.

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