Gnumeric does not open links

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Gnumeric does not open links

Postby UriyZenkov » 2018-06-23 17:00

When I click on http links, the Gnumeric table processor open a Spacefm file Manager instead web browser. At the same time in the console nothing falls out.
How to solve the problem ? Libreoffice Calc is not an option, as it very slow.
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Re: Gnumeric does not open links

Postby bigrigdriver » 2018-06-23 18:38

From the Gnumeric User Manual, section 5.16 Hyperlinks:
When the link is activated by clicking on the cell, Gnumeric launches an application to display the information at the specified URL, based on its apparent type. For a web address beginning with "http://" or "https://" the application is the default web browser.

You should look at your gnumeric settings to see if you have specified a default browser.
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Re: Gnumeric does not open links

Postby debiman » 2018-06-24 09:18

can you right-click on the link and copy it? then open it in a browser? so, you're 100% sure it's actually a www URL?

do you experience the same with other apps?

try some of the following:
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xdg-open ...
xdg-settings ...
x-www-browser ...
update-alternatives ...

the '...' indicates that it's up to you to research what these commands do and how you can get relevant information from them.
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Re: Gnumeric does not open links

Postby UriyZenkov » 2018-06-25 09:19

bigrigdriver wrote:You should look at your gnumeric settings to see if you have specified a default browser.

In Gnumeric I can't see this settings

debiman wrote:can you right-click on the link and copy it? then open it in a browser? so, you're 100% sure it's actually a www URL?

This is exactly what I do, but it is long and not convenient, especially when I need to view many url links from a large xls file.

debiman wrote:do you experience the same with other apps?

other apps open links perfectly: http://libreportal.net/gnumeric.ogv

I have icewm as default window manager and Spacefm as default file browser

I tried xdg-settings and update-alternatives, they switch browsers but for other applications:

/usr/bin/update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 3 options for the alternative x-www-browser (provides /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

The Choice Of The Way Of Prior Condition
------------------------------------------------------------
0/usr/bin / opera 120 automatic mode
* 1/usr/bin / chromium 40 manual mode
2/usr/bin / firefox-esr 70 manual mode
3/usr/bin / opera 120 manual mode

Press <enter> to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: ^T

$ xdg-settings set default-web-browser chromium.desktop
$
the output is empty, but it did not help
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Re: Gnumeric does not open links

Postby debiman » 2018-06-26 07:20

Are you adding the hyperlink like this?
it seems it needs to be specified as a web link to work as you desire.
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Re: Gnumeric does not open links

Postby UriyZenkov » 2018-06-27 06:08

debiman wrote:Are you adding the hyperlink like this?
it seems it needs to be specified as a web link to work as you desire.

Yes, that's what I do
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