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Choose browser when opening a URI

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Package Description

chooser is a graphical utility that enables one to choose which web browser to use when opening a URI.

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Quick Start

Make sure that pyxdg and wxPython are installed on your system. If you have pip installed, run:

pip install chooser

You can also download the source tarball, unpack, and run:

python install

from within the source directory.

To invoke the utility when attempting to view a selected URI via the mouse popup menu provided in many desktop environments, set your default web browser to:

chooser "%s"


By default, chooser searches for several common web browsers. One may also specify which browsers to display in the configuration file ~/.config/chooser/chooserrc as follows:

Firefox: /usr/bin/firefox
Chromium: /usr/bin/chromium-browser


The latest source code may be obtained from GitHub.


See the included AUTHORS.rst file for more information.


This software is licensed under the BSD License. See the included LICENSE.rst file for more information.

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