[Geany-Users] Tell Geany To Launch HTML Files In Mozilla Firefox on Xubuntu 14.04?

James Brierley jmb8710 at xxxxx
Mon Dec 8 22:22:32 UTC 2014

On 08/12/14 22:06, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> Anyway, the default browser Geany uses is "firefox", but Ubuntu has a
> history of changing this default to something they want.

On my system it is set to ‘sensible-browser’ by default. The 
sensible-utils facility is like the ‘lite version’ of the alternatives 

I’m not entirely sure what relevance sensible-utils has versus the 
alternatives system in the Debuntu world — it might be vestigal or it 
might still do something that alternatives don’t. Either way, it’s 
probably an upstream Debian change.

The best option is, as Colomban said, just to set it to x-www-browser 
and use update-alternatives to configure that to Firefox, or just set 
firefox directly. Of course, uninstalling Chrome is the obvious brute 
force solution but I’m sure you want to test the HTML you are writing 
across browsers.

Take care,


James Brierley

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