[SOLVED] How to set “apulse firefox” as default browser?

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    I have non-ESR firefox and would like to launch it from the taskbar icon as “apulse firefox”. And if I open a link in another program I always want it to call “apulse firefox”.

    What I tried that didn’t work was, making /usr/share/applications/firefox-apulse.desktop with the following contents.

    #!/bin/bash
    apulse /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

    In control center, I then set the default application to be /usr/share/applications/firefox-apulse.desktop. This did not work. I guess there is something wrong with the script?

    Anyway, how do I set it so “apulse firefox” is the default browser option?

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by Grisonix.
    • This topic was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by Grisonix.
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    .desktop files are different from scripts.
    Best bet would be to copy the firefox.desktop file to firefox-apulse.desktop and change the Exec= line to apulse firefox.
    There is also add/remove desktop and menu manager to do this graphically.

    cat /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop |sed "s/Exec=.*/Exec=apulse firefox %u/ig" > ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop && sudo desktop-menu --write-out-global

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    Thanks a lot!

    That fixed it.

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