On default browsers

I use Firefox as my default browser, but I installed Chromium for my Google accounts to avoid cross-contaminating things. Somehow, this ended up with Chromium as my default browser; trying to set the default in Firefox didn't do anything. What eventually worked for me was

xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/https
xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/http

Notably, running

xdg-settings set default-web-browser firefox.desktop

didn't seem to do anything; at first, it told me "xdg-settings: invalid application name", but trying again just now seems to work.

Computers - how do they even?


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