I’m test-driving a different browser right now: Brave.
Brave offers a fast browsing experience while being compatible with Chrome extensions.
The cost of switching a browser isn’t that high.
So, I installed the browser, but my default browser is still Chromium. How to change that?
i3 is my window manager. The configuration file lives in
For example, Manjaro i3 binds the
F2 key to opening the browser:
bindsym $mod+F2 exec brave
It also helps to update XDG MIME Applications, so that your system knows what the defaults are.
~/.config/mimeapps.list and replace your old entries with
You’ll also have to set the default browser in your bash profile. Go to
~/.profile and set this variable for all browser sessions that come from the terminal:
## Browser export BROWSER="/usr/bin/brave"