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Debian/Ubuntu: set default applications (both X11 and console)

To set the default web browser type:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

This will lead to:

lexus@lexus:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
There are 3 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path                    Priority   Status
------------------------------------------------------------
  0            /usr/bin/google-chrome   200       auto mode
* 1            /usr/bin/firefox         40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/google-chrome   200       manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/opera           200       manual mode

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

To set default editor:

update-alternatives --config editor

To edit (or leave with defaults) all variants, use:

sudo update-alternatives --all