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When someone sends me a link in Adium I'll click it and Safari will open up. I'd like links to be opened by Google Chrome instead.

I've had a look around the web and in the preferences but for the the life of me I can't figure this simple one out.

Any clues?

NB: My default browser is Google Chrome.


I'm running version 1.4.1 (i.e. up-to-date). I use this SkypePlugin. Apart from that it's plain vanilla Adium.

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It's an obvious question, but, is Google Chrome your default browser? – Loïc Wolff May 26 '11 at 8:25
Yeh it is. Sorry I'll update my question. – boehj May 26 '11 at 8:47
Does it happen with other app, too? Like Mail. I don't have a Mac right now, but could you try to open TextEdit, insert a link, wait for it to be detected (line return should do), click on it and see which browser is open? – Loïc Wolff May 26 '11 at 8:53
After some googling, I found Filevault might be a culprit, is it enabled? – Loïc Wolff May 26 '11 at 8:54
@Loic: I don't use Mail but TextEdit and Terminal open links in Google Chrome. I'm pretty sure all my apps do except Adium. I don't have FileVault enabled. – boehj May 26 '11 at 9:37
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try to disable the Skype plugin, it must be tempering with the way Adium handles URLs opening.

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Thanks very much Loic. After uninstalling the SkypePlugin everything is working as it should. – boehj May 26 '11 at 11:14

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