My question is not specific to just the web browser but other things like mail/calender/opening PDF/zip/other file extensions.
So how can I change default browser using terminal? I've tried these 2 commands and
update-alternatives --set gnome-www-browser /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable update-alternatives --set x-www-browser /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
update-alternatives --get-selections | grep browser
Google Chrome is supposedly my default browser.
But when I go to System Settings, Firefox is listed as the default.
When I double-click a simple HTML I created using vi, the file opens up in Firefox. I restarted Ubuntu but I get the same behavior.
so what am I doing wrong? Thank you.
edit1: I've also tried update-alternatives –config gnome-www-browser/x-ww-browser. no effect
edit2: According to update-alternatives, firefox is not assigned to anything!