Chapter 3.2.17 Alternatives Configurator

Alternatives Configuartor configures your alternative programs like your default web browser and more applications if you have multiple programs installed.

Usage

To select the command to choose your alternatives for the default program for something such as your default text editor if you have multiple programs installed by left clicking what to be the alternative on the left sidebar under the column Groups. On the right side of the window has a radio button to choose which editor you want to use. When you change your alternative you will input your password to authenticate to change your default application.

To show a search for the different application groups press the button that looks like a magnifying glass.

Version

Lubuntu ships with version 1.0.3 of Alternatives Configurator.

Screenshot

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How to Launch

To launch Alternatives Configurator from the menu Preferences ‣ Alternatives Configurator or run

galternatives

from the command line. The icon for Alternatives Configurator is a dark gray circle with an orange G with an a inside.