I have a few NixOS
annoyances, and one of them is not being able to open shared URLs to my prefered browser, Chrome!
For instance, if someone shares a reel with me via caprine, and I click the link, I get a
"Open using Chrome" popup box and no browsers opens up unless I copy the link, paste it into the desired browser. That doesn’t seem productive to me; it is
Any suggestions for a workaround? Should I add a service or a specific condition to the
Thank you in advance,
Did you set Chrome as the default browser in your desktop settings?
I definately checked all of that first:
What’s Caprine, how did you install it? If it’s an AppImage or something like that, the xdg integration may not work well maybe
Thank you for responding.
After numerous tries at hacking and modifying the
./../caprine file and other things, I decided to uninstall the software and go with
Franz, and it is now doing what it is supposed to do.
Strangely, I didn’t have any of these problems in other distros?
How did you install Caprine? I see there is a caprine-bin which is a wrapper around the AppImage.
There is certainly an issue with xdg-open and AppImages this would be worth reporting in nixpkgs if you want to see it fixed.
Yes added as normal into
environment.systemPackages = with pkgs; [..] and also added the following
Franz and Rambox are working fine but not as configurable as caprine.
I think something is wrong, if I install caprine-bin, I don’t have xdg-utils pulled with it.
yes I can see the issue. I dont experience this issue on fedora or mint. but there again ive installed caprine via flatpak?
flatpak install flathub com.sindresorhus.Caprine SOLVED
The Flatpak version resolves the issue. franz and rambox are being uninstalled. In the flatpak version of caprine, I’m also able to select a dark theme.
I’m not sure if having all of the xdg preloaded contributed to the flatpak version of caprine to function successfully on NixOS.
AppImage integration is terrible in general… Good to read it’s working well with flatpak, which is a very good technology IMO.