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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Can't get IceCat in $PATH or set as default browser.

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Can't get IceCat in $PATH or set as default browser.
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:20:37 -0500
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.5.2

off-hand, from what you type, it seems that your keybinding is not
working because the program is not actually in your PATH - your PATH has
/home/user/bin - i suspect if you `ls /home/user/bin` you do not see an
executable named 'icecat' - if you did, that would probably be incorrect
anyways, because the icecat program needs access to entire directory
tree that it ships with - so you probably have that directory under your
/home/user/bin which mean you need to change your keybinding to include
the directory name - note that there is no need for icecat to be in the
PATH if the only way you will ever launch it is with that keybinding -
just set the keybinding to
/home/user/bin/icecat-52.1.0.en-US.linux-x86_64/icecat or whatever is
the appropriate path - also note the the %U plays no role for a
keybinding - that probably came from a .desktop file where it is a
placeholder for a URL parameter

the 'default' GUI link click-handler is trickier - i am not certain how
it works myself - some GUI programs on my system open links in iceweasel
and others in netsurf but ive never bothered to investigate why - i
suspect some program refer to whatever is in /etc/alternatives/ as with
by `update-alternatives` and others may pass the link to `xdg-open`

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