How to change the default browser in Ubuntu


You probably know that Chrome is the default browser in Ubuntu. But did you know that you can change this? There are several other browsers that come with Ubuntu pre-installed, such as Firefox and Midori. If you are not a Chrome lover or if you want to use another browser for your browsing needs, it is quite simple to change the default browser from Chrome to Firefox for example.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default web browser on Ubuntu and other versions of Linux Mint.

Change Default Web Browser in Ubuntu

When you click on a link, the system opens it in a browser, selected as the default browser. You just need to change the default web browser in the default app settings.

  1. Open “Setting”
  2. Option “Default Application” in the left sidebar
  3. Select default browser in “Web” drop down
  4. All has been done!

To open system settings, click in the upper right corner, then select Setting as shown in the screenshot below.

Open settings

This will open a blog settings dialog. On the left sidebar, select “Default Apps“.

Change default browser in Ubuntu
Select default browser from the list

On this page, you can choose your default web browser before the “web” option. You can also use the same page to select other default applications, like mail client, audio video player, image viewer, etc.

Hope this helps!

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