Chrome vs. Chromium as default browser


I’m running on Ubuntu 17.10 and my default browser is chromium. For some reason, blockstack always starts with chrome instead, which makes opening new links somewhat cumbersome… There is probably a misconfiguration somewhere, but I’m unsure where to look, anyone has any idea where to look ?


If you set an environment variable called BROWSER that says or points to chromium you should be good

you might also have luck with:

$ xdg-settings set default-web-browser chromium-browser.desktop

many thanks ! the xdg-settings was already pointing to chromium. But there was no BROWSER variable set. Creating one did the trick !

I couldn’t find this variable in the though, shouldn’t it be assigned there instead of wherever ?