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How to Set Default Browser on Linux

I installed Chrome and it automatically stole default browser status from Firefox. Most of the tutorials I found showed how to change the default in the Gnome GUI, but I needed to do it from the command line.

This did the trick:

xdg-settings set default-web-browser firefox.desktop

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