I have created a couple of Fluid Apps to run Google Calendar and Gmail.

These work fine except that web links launched from them also launch in Fluid itself, rather than in my default browser, which is Chrome.

This is a problem as a lot of the G-Suite stuff doesn't work well in the fluid browser (e.g. google doc links give javascript errors).

How can I get my Fluid gmail app to open links in the system default browser rather than in the Fluid browser?

  • This is not a duplicate as i this case Chrome is the default browser whilst the other question was how to use a non default browser.
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Jan 31, 2019 at 17:58
  • Not a duplicate as Mark points out. As noted I have already set my default browser; the question is why Fluid ignores it and opens Safari anyway. Please remove the duplicate markers.
    – Tom Walker
    Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 17:31
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    Fluid isn't what you think it is. Fluid isn't ignoring your default browser settings, a Fluid SSB is a browser. Perhaps there's some tool that will wrap Chrome, but Fluid isn't it. Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 19:22
  • Very good point, of which I was not aware, and I have updated the question to reflect this. It's not Safari that Fluid is using for links, it's the Fluid browser itself. I am ok with Fluid running the original gmail in its own custom browser, but it would be super useful if I could get it to launch links using the default browser.
    – Tom Walker
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 10:44
  • After the recent edits, I believe this question is now a duplicate of : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/52200/… Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 14:50

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Did you ever figure this out?

My problem is this. I used Fluid for Mac to create a Gmail app (which is great.)

However, when I open links for other Google apps (gCal, GDocs, etc.) it opens in Fluid browser instead of my default browser.

I can't figure out how to whitelist Fluid to only show links that are Gmail and not get confused with all other "google.com" apps/websites. I hate to reask the same question... but I couldn't find the answer in this thread. Help!

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