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Setting Chrome the Default Browser in Debian

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Setting Chrome the Default Browser in Debian lpetroli 9/13/10 8:27 AM
Google Chrome version 6.0.472.55 (Official Build 58392) beta
Operating System: Debian

Hi.

There seem to be some kind of problem with setting Chrome as default browser in Debian. Even if I have administrator rights, I am not able to set this property. It used to work with previous versions of Chrome, but since version 5.something_i_am_not_sure it ceased working.
Everytime I start the browser, it asks me to make Chrome my default browser. No matter I accept it or not, next time it will do it again. The same occurs if I try to set it through Options menu. It allows me to change, but it simply doesn't work.

Can you help me?
Re: Setting Chrome the Default Browser in Debian wár17 § 9/13/10 8:42 AM
Reset the default browser. Change the default to another browser. Change default back to Chrome.
Re: Setting Chrome the Default Browser in Debian lpetroli 9/13/10 9:37 AM
Hi.

I've checked that. Currently, firefox is my default browser. So, this is not the issue.
Re: Setting Chrome the Default Browser in Debian gbroon 3/23/11 4:43 PM
Had this problem myself, not sure if you managed to fix iit but I found it was because /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop didn't exist.

I fixed it by creating  a link to the file in /opt where chrome is installed.

# ln -s /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop
Re: Setting Chrome the Default Browser in Debian zsf 5/9/11 2:37 AM
Thank you, gbroon.
Though I have solved my problem withs gbroon's advice, I still want to describe mine.
I used debian lenny 6.0, after I remove iceweasel, chrome has problems, I cannot set it as my default browser. I don't know how to do, search with google and find this answer.
Thank you again, gbroon.