Sunday, 30 January 2011

update-alternatives and the Chrome takeover quash

Finally got round to understanding Ubuntu's /etc/alternatives a little more after installing Chrome made it my default browser!?  More details after the jump (another first!) but briefly:
  • List all alternative-able things:
    sudo update-alternatives --get-selections
  • Choose which browser:
    (these present menu to select from)
    sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
    sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser