Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to change the default browser (firefox) on Ubuntu that opens when I select "Launch Dropbox Website" option on right-clicking the dropbox tray icon. Is there a way / a configuration file where a parameter could be changed?

share|improve this question
I think I have mentioned the OS in my question itself. – Abhijeet Vaikar Jan 7 '13 at 5:36

In XFCE open the MIME type editor, search for html, and you'll be able to change what application is linked with html documents.

share|improve this answer

You can change your default browser

  1. click System Settings in the top right corner
  2. click DetailsDefault Applications
  3. Dropdown menu for Web on the right pane → Change your default browser to Chrome

    enter image description here

share|improve this answer
hi, I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and there is "System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications" where I have already changed my default browser from Firefox to Chrome. But that hasn't helped. Dropbox still opens in Firefox. Does it need a system restart to apply the changes? – Abhijeet Vaikar Jan 5 '13 at 10:28
I think your issue is more related to the fact that you can't change your default browser than the fact that dropbox is opening in firefox. What do html documents open in? – Sam Jan 5 '13 at 10:30
They are opening in Firefox. Hmm, so my default browser hasn't got changed. – Abhijeet Vaikar Jan 5 '13 at 10:31
I did sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser and it gave me: *0 /usr/bin/google-chrome 200 auto mode That means chrome is the default browser right? I don't know why Firefox is being used as a default. – Abhijeet Vaikar Jan 5 '13 at 10:37

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .