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Linuxhelp _ Tips and Tricks _ How To Setup The Default Gnome Browser

Posted by: hughesjr Apr 23 2004, 07:07 AM

In GNOME, the default browser is Mozilla. If you click on an HTTP link in an e-mail, or inside another document (like a PDF file), it will open in the default browser. Here is how to change the default browser (in GNOME) from mozilla to firefox.

Run this in a command terminal:


select the Custom Web browser and add this line firefox "%s"

(if the firefox executable is not in your path, include the full path to firefox ... ie, /usr/lib/firefox/firefox "%s")

Posted by: Hemant Apr 28 2004, 09:26 AM

Fireox...doesn't have good font appearance on my Redhat-9.0 system..
Any idea how to

Posted by: hughesjr Apr 29 2004, 08:05 PM

The menu fonts or the web-page fonts?

Posted by: jeff_brown May 3 2004, 11:15 PM

I've been putting up with a similar problem. On Mandrake 10.0, I've got a lot of applications -- OpenOffice, KDE Help, Mandrake Control Center, Timidity, lots of others -- that seem to use a different font server. None of the standard KDE font controls seem to change them, and they're all stuck at a ridiculously small size.

OpenOffice and Timidity are quite blocky; I thought maybe they use ncurses, which I believe (somebody tell me if I'm wrong) is a bare-bones font server.

Posted by: Jim May 4 2004, 02:36 PM

I had a similar problem with my FireFox. I found that the solution was to to change the Font settnigs. This is what mine are and they work well.

Proportional: Sans Serif Size 14
Serif: Serif
Sans-serif: sans-serif
monospace: monospace Size 14

And than select the "Always use my fonts" setting. It might screw up some pages that use wierd fonts (usually your doing them a favor) but most pages look really good.

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