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On Kubuntu (12.04) I have three web browsers: Firefox, Chromium and rekonq. rekonq was default by default, and I asked both Firefox and Chromium to be default web browser (in this order).

Effect:

  • Links still open in rekonq.
  • sensible-browser opens Firefox
  • xdg-open http://example.com opens Chromium.

Closing session and logging in again made chromium open links, however still firefox is opened by sensible-browser.

Why is that and how to make one of these browsers really default? Preferably without root access (which seem to be required by update-alternatives).

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