Geary open links with wrong browser


I installed Vivaldi as my go to browser and changed default via settings manager.

  • Menu > Settings > Preferrred Applications
  • Web Browser > Vivaldi

Everything worked fine until I used Geary instead of Thunderbird. Geary would open all links in Firefox!

After a long search, I could pin-point the problem to wrong xdg-mime settings, which XFCE4’s settings manager wouldn’t change.

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Here is my solution:

# Geary opens links in firefox nevertheless vivaldi is set as default in xfce4.
# After looking in xfce4-mime-settings, no problem can be found.
# So check the association via cli:
>$ xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/http
>$ xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/https

# If it shows still firefox.desktop set to vivaldi-stable.desktop with
>$ xdg-mime default vivaldi-stable.desktop x-scheme-handler/http
>$ xdg-mime default vivaldi-stable.desktop x-scheme-handler/https

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