I have a bunch of browsers installed and they all show up as browsers in the system settings. All of them except for Chrome. I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling and re-installing and neither seems to work.

Could anyone offer advice on how I might fix this?

This is the screen I'm talking about: enter image description here

  • where did you downloaded chrome from? Terminal? Software Center? website? or other?
    – user6086
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 11:09
  • the google chrome website. Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 19:54

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I do not know how to get the browser in the list. And the suggestions below will not be a complete answer. But maybe this workaround helps you to find a solution:

In file


and in "Default Applications" section you can change the default app for "browser relevant" mimetypes (e.g. "http", "https", "html", ...).

Maybe a "search and replace" (midori.desktop => chrome.desktop) is exactly what you want.

Untested! Before you start backup the file!

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