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Re: Stretch with MATE DE - odd new file association problem

On 04/15/2019 01:14 PM, Alexander V. Makartsev wrote:
On 15.04.2019 18:09, Richard Owlett wrote:
Somehow I had messed up preferred application to open a file.
I fixed by selecting a file of appropriate type, selecting Properties, and setting preferred application.

That solved almost all my problems.

The only exception is when using Synaptic.
When I click on "Visit Homepage" it insists on using Firefox :<
It used to open properly with my preferred browser SeaMonkey.
All other HTML open correctly with SeaMonkey.

Is another place I need to set preferences?
You can check what is set as default in "update-alternatives" configs for browsers available in your system:
     $ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
     $ sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser

I avoid "sudo" [with prejudice]

I did
richard@fromdell:~$ su
Password: root@fromdell:/home/richard# update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There is only one alternative in link group x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser): /usr/bin/firefox-esr
Nothing to configure.
root@fromdell:/home/richard# root@fromdell:/home/richard# root@fromdell:/home/richard# update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser
There is only one alternative in link group gnome-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser): /usr/bin/firefox-esr
Nothing to configure.

That tells me "something"       P.S  but what?
Educate me -- What should I be reading?


P.S. " *ONLY* dumb question is *1* not asked ;/