Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· pykler

Setting chrome as the default in LMDE (cinnamon)

Struggled a bit with setting chrome as the default browser in LMDE ... the following steps will work for cinnamon (mate might be slightly different)

What I was missing was the desktop file this is crucial, go ahead and copy chrome's desktop file into /usr/share/applications

sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop /usr/share/applications

Then go ahead and make it the default, either by going to System Settings -> Details -> Default Applications (tab) or by running the following commands

xdg-mime default google-chrome.desktop x-scheme-handler/http
xdg-mime default google-chrome.desktop x-scheme-handler/https

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Thank you so much. I can confirm, that this works in current LMDE.
Stefan Haslinger

over 1 year ago ·