Change default internet browser in KDE

For some reasons I preferred Mozilla Firefox than the default internet browser in KDE which is Konqueror. This is mainly because I’ve just recently moved to a linux machine and I use Firefox exclusively for the past few years during my days with MS Windows. I prefer to stick with the one I familiar with.

The below documentation will guide you on how to change your default internet browser in KDE

For Kubuntu Users

Select System Settings from the menu

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Within the System Settings choose Default Applications

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In the Default Application window Choose Web Browser

Then select “in the following browser” button and click the browse button

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Browse the Known Application and choose you preferred Web Browser. In my case Mozilla Firefox. Finally click OK

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Click Apply when finished

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For Mandriva 2007 Users

Select System > Configuration > Control Center

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In the Control Center choose KDE Components > Component Chooser > Web Browser

Then select “in the following browser” button and click the browse button

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Browse the Known Application and choose you preferred Web Browser. In my case Mozilla Firefox. Finally click OK

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Click Apply when finished

  • Noupolus

    Nice guide. Getting tired of having to copy web links from my emails (using KMail) and manually paste it into Firefox.