In this short article you will learn how to set a default Web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to set default Web Browser
Change default browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop
Change default browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Change default browser on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions



  1. Default Applications
    Open up Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome settings and click on Default Applications
    Alternatively you can open the Default Applications setting from command line:
    $ gnome-control-center default-applications
    

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  3. set default browser on ubuntu 20.04
    Given that you have already installed an alternative web browser like for an example Google Chrome you can select it from a corresponding Web menu.
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