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Re: Org links and Flatpak firefox

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Org links and Flatpak firefox
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 09:10:46 +1000
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.3; emacs 29.0.50

Ken Mankoff <mankoff@gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 22.04. Firefox is no longer instsallable via 
> apt so I chose flatpak over snap. Now when I C-c C-o
> (org-open-at-point) on a URL, Firefox comes to the foreground, but nothing 
> else happens. The page does not load. If I 'xdg-open URL'
> then the URL loads, so the system outside of emacs does interact correctly 
> with the flatpak app.
> Can anyone advise how to get Org (or emacs) to play well with 3rd-party 
> flatpak'd apps?
> /grumble - I get that these new installation methods are solving a dependency 
> problem, but it feels like a step backward. I can't
> drag-and-drop images onto some apps, icons appear as generic X11 rather than 
> the app icon in the task switcher, etc. Oh well. I guess this
> is progress.
> Thanks,
>   -k.

Note that you can install the deb version of firefox in Ubuntu 22.04 by
adding the firefox PPA. See

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