Authentication with dropbox opens pale moon - but it can't login to the dropbox site

Hi, I’m new to Manjaro, finally made the switch from lubuntu. Using i3wm.

So the first thing I need is to get access to dropbox. After updating the packages with

sudo pacman -Syu

I install dropbox with yay:

yay -S dropbox

this works fine. When I start dropbox, however, it opens a browser - and the browser it opens is pale moon. But pale moon for some reason cannot shown the authenticator window from the dropbox homepage…!

I then tried to install firefox with pacman, and then changed the default browser in .profile, and set mimelist to firefox.desktop.

But this does not work. It keeps opening the authenticating site in pale moon, that can’t display the site, although it displays fine in firefox.

I have searched for someone with the same issues and surprisingly found no answer?

Hope you can help me - it’s very clear to me that Manjaro and Arch is the way forward for me…! :slight_smile:

You can uninstall palemoon if you don’t want to use it. That way it should default to firefox only.

In case you don’t want to do that then try setting firefox as your default with these commands:

xdg-settings set default-web-browser firefox.desktop
xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/https x-scheme-handler/http

Hi, thank you for the reply - as I mentioned, I already changed the default browser in .profile, and output of




and I also changed the mimetypes. It still opens the site in pale moon.

and about uninstalling pale moon: when I write

sudo pacman -R palemoon

it says it does not exits to remove.

But I can:

sudo pacman -S palemoon

and then it will ask to reinstall palemoon?

sudo pacman -Rs palemoon-bin

and now it opens in firefox. thank you so much, sorry for being a bit non-specific in my language about it. it’s been a long day and you just made it alot better.

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