In 4.2.0 apps should be able to be more specific about which web domains they can handle, using the x-url-handler/ mimetype instead of x-scheme-handler/http(s). That would probably help with this problem.
So I have freshly installed SFOS 18.104.22.168 on the XA2 and it also does not show me the browser, for selection to open a link.
is there maybe a patch in the meantime that you can install ?
Can I read / intercept the link that is to be forwarded to an app? i.e. copy it to the clipboard?
I was able to work around this now with a trick. first installed Webcat and Mimer. Then the web browser in Miner changed to Webcat. This then also appears in the selection list. and then changed back to Browser. Now everything is as it should be. How long? remains to be seen.
This should help you.
Hey sailing fishers,
after I resized the /home/ vol incorrectly I flashed the new release yesterday. And from the beginning the Browser is not working correctly resulting in the open-with error described in this thread above.
After reading this thread I kinda already tried the solutions but without success. I can see the default browser in the openwith window but nothing happens if click it after. It seems like the browser is not opening and the desktop file is not working correctly
Anyone has the same?
I added open-url.desktop from
ls -la /usr/share/applications/|grep -E “open-url|h-browser”
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 466 Oct 4 18:07 open-url.desktop
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 709 Jun 10 02:00 sailfish-browser.desktop
Exec=/usr/bin/sailjail -p sailfish-browser.desktop /usr/bin/sailfish-browser %U
Comment=Sailfish UI application
After creating and rebooting I tried
devel-su update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications/
This results in the browser beeing shown as an option but it seems not to open correctly cause nothing happens after clicking.
I do not know how to debug it further cause the desktop file seems to work the browser is opening from the menu. The problem seems to be the open-url file
Diffrent mimer actions with no success either
Please share some wisdom for a new fish
the solution suggested by @carmenfdezb and @attah worked only for some time on my device: in less than a day open.desktop.url got deleted by itself. Tried many times, rebooting or not doesn’t affect this.
With my non-existent knowlwdge I feel this is not a problem with individual apps. It is about the browser disappearing from the list, due to some process erasing open.desktop.url from the system.
If Sailfish is left with only one option to open links it will use that one, in the OP case, Fernschreiber. @lumen it yould be interesting to know if you have other files other than
As @thigg says, this shouldn’t be about Fernschreiber…
If confirmed, may the title be tweaked?
I hope Jolla files (and fixes) the bug for what it is and does not overlook it as a Fernschreiber problem.
In the meanwhile, does anyone have an idea to make carmenfdezb 's solution stay? Thanks for any help!