This guide is for all Kubuntu users who hate the default browser “Konqueror” and would much prefer the “Mozilla Firefox” web browser to be set as default on their system. This is rather easy to do. Read below to find out how you can change your default web browser in Kubuntu to “Mozilla Firefox” in just seconds.
The first thing you must do is click the “start” button on the Kubuntu taskbar (which should be at the bottom of your screen, unless you have moved it) and then open “Terminal”, which can be done by typing “Terminal” into the text bar at in the “start” menu on the Kubuntu taskbar and then hitting the “Enter” key.
Once you have opened the “Terminal” window you must open the “KDEControl Center”, which can be done by entering the following text into the “Terminal” window and then hitting the “Enter” key:
Once you have entered the above text into the “Terminal” window and hit the “Enter” key, the “KDEControl Centre” will open. In this window you must click “KDE Components”, then click “Default Applications”.
Now that you are in the “Default Applications” window, you must click the circle button (radio button) next to the text “In the following browser:”, then you must either type in the shortcut to the “Mozilla Firefox” executable file on your hard-drive or click the “…” button located to the right of the shortcut entry text box, clicking the “…” button will allow you to browse through your hard-drive and then select directly, the “Mozilla Firefox” executable file.
Once you have found and selected the “Mozilla Firefox” executable file and set it as the default browser next to the “In the following browser:” text, you may close the “Default Applications” window.
Now that you have closed the “Default Applications” window, you may restart your computer, which can be done by clicking the “start” button on the Kubuntu taskbar and then selecting “Leave” and then “Shutdown”, then clicking the “Shut Down” button.
Now you know how you can set your default web browser in Kubuntu to literally any web browser that is compatible with Kubuntu and installed on your computer. Enjoy your newfound Kubuntu web browser knowledge.