Linux client opens URL's using 'firefox', should use system browser

Case number:845813-2009207
Topic:Game: Tools
Opened by:tomsmeding
Status:Open
Type:Bug
Opened on:Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 14:14
Last modified:Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 02:54

When clicking a URL in the Linux client, Foldit just runs the 'firefox' command, regardless of whether that exists or not. For example, I have 'firefox-developer-edition' as my browser and do not have Firefox mainline installed, so I get:

sh: firefox: command not found

when I click any URL in the Linux client.

Fix: use 'xdg-open' please. It opens the user-specified default browser on any reasonably popular modern Linux distribution. Should 'xdg-open' not exist, 'firefox' is fine as a fallback. :)

(Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:14  |  1 comment)


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Thank you!

Hey tomsmeding--thank you for this feedback! I'll pass it along to the team.

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