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Unable to set Google Chrome as default browser in Ubuntu 12.10

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http://askubuntu.com – despite several attempts at making Google Chrome work as my default browser I simply cannot. I've read countless threads on the internet, checked mimeapps.list and so on, tried about anything, from simple system configuration by going to settings and change as the default browser there, which, for some odd reason, won't allow me to set a default browser, to more advanced terminal scripting. This is a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 x64 bit updated to the latest version including kernels. (HowTos)