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Bug 1199586 - Setting default brower to firefox in xfce does not open urls
Summary: Setting default brower to firefox in xfce does not open urls
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1197313
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: exo
Version: 21
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-03-06 16:44 UTC by Edward Rudd
Modified: 2015-03-06 18:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-03-06 18:50:14 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Edward Rudd 2015-03-06 16:44:27 UTC
Description of problem:
In the XFCE DE, when setting the default web browser to Firefox, opening a URL in another program (or via xdg-open) yields a new firefox window to the home page. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set firefox to the default browser in XFCE's preferred applications settings dialog
2. run xdg-open

Actual results:
A new firefox window opens to the home page

Expected results:
a new tab/window loading the specified url instead.

Additional info:
This is apparently due to an OLD workaround in the EXO package that is no longer needed on current firefox versions.

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2015-03-06 18:50:14 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1197313 ***

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