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17 Dec 2021

Blues in setting qutebrowser as default browser

xdg-settings gets the award for least intuitive interface ever.

  • xdg-settings get default-web-browser was firefox.
  • xdg-settings set default-web-browser qutebrowser.desktop is quiet
  • xdg-settings get default-web-browser is still firefox.
  • man page says that the errors are shown as …return code??
  • echo $? returned 2, which is file not found basically.
  • Bonus points for not accepting -h (only --help), and having --list as a parameter, but get/set as commands.
> xdg-settings set default-web-browser

xdg-settings: invalid application name

oh well.

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