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Making Google-Chrome the default browser in Slacko 5.6.1
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superchook

Joined: 13 Mar 2006
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Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 22:53    Post subject:  Making Google-Chrome the default browser in Slacko 5.6.1  

I have a frugal installation of Slacko 5.6.1 non PAE on a USB stick. I have installed google-chrome from the puppy-slacko 14 repository (Using it now!).
I can start it from the menu OK. On first run it asked if I wanted to make it the default browser and I ticked yes but the internet icon still launches firefox.

If I do in a terminal

# cat /usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser

I get

#! /bin/bash
exec firefox "@"

so clearly the default browser was not changed but if I launch firefox it asks if I want to make it my default browser so something has changed.

What should I change default browser to? How can I see what clicking on Google Chrome in the menu is calling?

If I run /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome in a terminal I get a message about not being able to run as root.
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dancytron

Joined: 18 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 23:18    Post subject:  

Look in /usr/share/applications and find the Chrome .desktop file. Open it in geany. Find the command used to start it in the exec line.

Go to usr/local/bin and find the default browser file. Open it as text. Change the command to the one you found in the .desktop file.
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superchook

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Sep 2013, 05:34    Post subject:  

Many thanks dancytron that fixed it!
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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Wed 18 Sep 2013, 15:22    Post subject:  

There is a program in Slacko to change default programs.
Click Setup icon on desktop.
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