Ubuntu 22.04 links don't use default chrome browser

There have been previous answers which still don’t address this bug in the core obsidian for linux (namely ubuntu 22.04, gnome 42)


  • Set the default browser to chrome in the system settings
  • Open obsidian and follow an external link
  • Firefox launches instead of chrome (or google-chrome)

This likely is not a bug in Obsidian as it is not hard-coded to use a specific browser. It is the configuration of the operating system that determines what application is used.