Changing the default file manager -- as it relates to firefox

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Mon Aug 14 20:24:36 CEST 2006

On 8/14/06, Andrew Robinson < at> wrote:
> I lean towards KDE style programs when I am using XFCE. I prefer their
> UI over gnome applications and really dislike nautilus as a file
> manager. (I usually use Krusader as my file manager).
> It is quite a pain that nautilus is used by default for many "open
> with" dialogs, especially from firefox and thunderbird. How can I
> change XFCE to use Krusader or at least Konqueror for the default file
> manager (the settings dialog doesn't seem to be able to set the
> default manager)

First off, this is really the wrong list. You're asking how to have
Firefox use KDE services. Xfce is really uninvolved.

Secondly, I feel your pain. I'm not sure that the Gnome integration is
externally configurable, I think instead it's part of the OS
independant services layer inside Firefox. I've not figured out how to
make it use Thunar either. If you figure it out, let me know

> Using xfce-
> -Andrew
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