External Links Opening in Chromium

Any external URLs in Obsidian open in Chromium by default, even though I confirmed that Firefox is my default browser.

I’d like to open links in my default browser.

Things I have tried

I looked through Obsidian’s settings and I don’t see anything that would let me set a different browser to default to. I also searched this help forum for “default browser” and see at least one other Ubuntu user dealing with this issue, but no solutions:

Just to keep me on my toes, that user says their instance is opening links in Firefox and their default browser is Brave.

I also searched the help pages (which also opened in Chromium, not Firefox) for “browser” (nothing); “external links” (Markdown instructions, but nothing about designating a browser), “default” (nothing relevant)

What I’m trying to do

When I link to a web page in a note, I want to come back and use that link later.

Right now any external links are opening in Chromium. To open in my default browser (Firefox), I have to copy the URL and paste it.

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Check help resources for Ubuntu. I vaguely remember seeing rare inconsistent treatment of default browser when I was on Linux (before I used Obsidian), possibly having to do with multiple ways of setting defaults.

Did you manage to solve this? I’m stuck with the same issue here :frowning:

This seems to be related to the snap packages, as both the appimage and .deb versions are opening external links using the correct browser.