[texworks] what is a default browser?

Atsuhito Kohda kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp
Fri Jul 15 09:46:47 CEST 2011

Hi Stefan,

On Fri, 15 Jul 2011 07:19:04 +0200, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> TeXworks uses QDesktopServices::openUrl (src/TWApp.cpp at 305), documented
> at http://doc.trolltech.com/latest/qdesktopservices.html#openUrl
> That resource just states "Opens the given /url/ in the appropriate Web
> browser for the user's desktop environment".
> Digging into the Qt source code (Qt 4.7.2,
> src/util/gui/qdesktopservices_x11.cpp) suggests the following things are
> tried:
> 1) `xdg-open`
> 2) `gnome-open` or `kfmclient exec` (depending on desktop environment)
> 3) firefox
> 4) mozilla
> 5) netscape
> 6) opera

Thanks for your investigation and clarifying.

> So, you probably know better how to configure these tools than I do, but
> it should get you started in the right direction :).

No, I don't know so well how to configure these tools
but I'll check how I can do later.

Thanks again.  

Regards,			2011-7-15(Fri)

 Debian Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT debian.org>
 Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima

More information about the texworks mailing list