How to set default browser in linux for wxWidgets

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How to set default browser in linux for wxWidgets

Post by jbdurand » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:05 am

Dear everyone,
I am no wxWidgets developer, just a urbackup user. On ubuntu 18.04 with urbackup v2.4.9.0 I encountered a problem I did not have with ubuntu 16.04: the default browser in wxWidgets is set as either google chrome or firefox but I cannot set it to konqueror. This is a problem since the browser is run as root user. The full description of why this is a problem in urbackup is here: ... ckups/8151
I am referring to the browser launched in wxLaunchDefaultBrowser.
I tried to set the default browser using the ubuntu way: either in system settings, update-alternatives --config x-www-browser or using the BROWSER environment variable ... mmand-line
but this does not seem to have side effects on the default browser in wxWidgets. Is there a specific way to set this in wxWidgets?

Thank you!

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Re: How to set default browser in linux for wxWidgets

Post by doublemax » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:23 am

I don't work under Linux, so i can't help much. But this is the code responsible for launching the default browser: ... .cpp#L2683

As you can see it uses different methods depending on GTK version and desktop.

Maybe it gives you a hint.
Use the source, Luke!

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