[PC-BSD Testing] Problem with default browser

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Wed Jan 6 12:18:51 PST 2010

On 01/04/2010 06:08, Alexander Yerenkow wrote:
> Go to settings->Default applications->Browser
> For example, I want to use Opera/Firefox.
> I chose "in the following browser", press button near, and I see a list of
> "Known Applications".
> There exists opera, firefox.
> I chose opera, it says "/Progams/bin/opera", after I chose this it says
> "pbi-opera-opera" in path input.
> If I chose one of them (ff/opera), and click in any external program at
> link, I see notify that opera/firefox launching, BUT!
> The link instead of open in browser, downloading into /var/tmp, and browser
> opens it, like this:
> file:///var/tmp/kdecache-user/krun/46669.0.
> file:///var/tmp/kdecache-user/krun/46878.0.visits
> No images, css, etc. That's NOT what user expects.
> How this can be fixed:
> instead of choosing opera/ff from known application, click browse, and input
> "/Programs/Opera/.sbin/opera"
> Note that .sbin is hidden, so average user couldn't find this path.
> After I set this, all apps opens links corectly in my  browser, opera or
> firefox OK.
> Kris, please see what can be done to prevent such situation, Why shortcuts
> which goes to kmenu not allowed to be used like this? :)

I think this is a bug in KDE. Its not failing just with PBIs, but also 
with the default "konqbrowser" when selected via the kmenu tool. I would 
recommend filing a bug report with them, since obviously it's not 
working as we would expect :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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