How do I change the default web browser?


I get a “Failed to execute default Web Browser.” and can’t find it in the settings.


Have you followed the suggestions in the Debugging document? Also, could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • What OS and version are you running?
  • Can you reproduce the issue after completely exiting Atom and restarting using atom --safe?


I’m running 1.1.0 64-bit on Linux (Fedora 22). I just download and installed the RPM today. When it first asked for the browser location, I typed in /usr/bin/firefox, which turns out to be wrong on this box.

Yes, it does the same in safe mode.