#StackBounty: #desktop-environment #browser #thunderbird what is gio-launch-desktop and why does Thunderbird use it to open links in de…

Bounty: 150

In my Thunderbird preferences, I have set chromium as default browser:

network.protocol-handler.app.https      /usr/bin/chromium
network.protocol-handler.app.http       /usr/bin/chromium

But when I click on a link in email, instead of opening the URL in chromium, Thunderbird starts a program /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/gio-launch-desktop.

What is gio-launch-desktop, and what is its role and usefulness when opening URL ?

Is it possible to tell Thunderbird to start chromium directly ?

I am using RBAC security control and this whole cascade makes it difficult to create simple rules. This situation where scripts are calling other scripts, calling other scripts in endless cascade (same as with xdg-open) seems unnecessarily over-complicated.

Get this bounty!!!

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