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How to set up default applications for Lubuntu 12.10 E.g. Firefox as default browser.

What default application can you change (on Lubuntu 12.10)

sudo update-alternatives --get-selections
Would give you the answer:

animate auto /usr/bin/animate.im6
assembly-linker auto /usr/bin/al
automake auto /usr/bin/automake-1.11
awk auto /usr/bin/gawk
bibtex auto /usr/bin/bibtex.original
builtins.7.gz auto /usr/share/man/man7/bash-builtins.7.gz
c++ auto /usr/bin/g++
c89 auto /usr/bin/c89-gcc
c99 auto /usr/bin/c99-gcc
cc auto /usr/bin/gcc
cli auto /usr/bin/mono
compare auto /usr/bin/compare.im6
composite auto /usr/bin/composite.im6
conjure auto /usr/bin/conjure.im6
convert auto /usr/bin/convert.im6
cpp auto /usr/bin/cpp
c-sharp-compiler auto /usr/bin/mono-csc
csscapture auto /usr/bin/csscapture_py2
csscombine auto /usr/bin/csscombine_py2
cssparse auto /usr/bin/cssparse_py2
ctags auto /usr/bin/ctags-exuberant
default.plymouth auto /lib/plymouth/themes/lubuntu-logo/lubuntu-logo.plymouth
display auto /usr/bin/display.im6
editor auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
etags auto /usr/bin/ctags-exuberant
eview auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
evim auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
ex auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
fakeroot auto /usr/bin/fakeroot-sysv
from auto /usr/bin/bsd-from
ftp auto /usr/bin/netkit-ftp
gconftool auto /usr/bin/gconftool-2
gem auto /usr/bin/gem1.9.1
ghostscript-current auto /usr/share/ghostscript/9.06
global-assembly-cache-tool auto /usr/bin/gacutil
gnome-text-editor auto /usr/bin/leafpad
gnome-www-browser auto /usr/bin/chromium-browser
gview auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
gvim auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
gvimdiff auto /usr/bin/vim.gtk
i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf auto /usr/lib/nvidia-current/alt_ld.so.conf
identify auto /usr/bin/identify.im6
import auto /usr/bin/import.im6
infobrowser auto /usr/bin/info
: many more

For changing eg. browser to Firefox, follow the tip below.

Old Problem

I was again searching how to change default browser to Firefox in terminal. I am running lubuntu 11.10


sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser