HostServices.showDocument in Linux: Default browser

Arne Augenstein openjfx at
Sat Mar 17 12:27:46 UTC 2018

Hello all,

I've been trying to figure out which mechanism JavaFX uses in Linux to 
determine the default browser with which to open the passed URI.

I'm using Manjaro Linux and this method always opens links in Firefox. 
My default browser is Chrome, though. In all the applications I've 
tested it (which honestly aren't that many) this setting gets respected 
and links are opened in Chrome.

The "default application"-situation in Linux is a bit complicated, see 
for example 
There many different places default applications can be set and 
obviously I haven't found the one which JavaFX uses, yet. Can you give 
me a hint where to look?

Arne Augenstein

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