Default browser and other apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by StokeLee, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. StokeLee macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    At the moment Safari is my default browser.

    What I want to do if its possible is configure individual applications to use either Safari or Firefox.

    I would like Adium( and msn messenger) to use Firefox as default( as MSN is better supported in Firefox) and everything else to use Safari as default.

    Is this possible?

    Lee
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Hmm... Tricky. :eek:

    The default browser is (as you probably know) selected through the Preferences pane of Safari. At a guess, the only way you could change the browser a specific app opens with would be to look through said app's Preferences for some signs of whether a browser can be chosen. I don't use either MSN or Adium though so I can't check myself. Sorry. :eek:
     
  3. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    Ive been in the preferences of Safari, Firefox, Adium, and MSN, but no joy. I'm thinking that if its possible its probably going to have to be actioned via the Terminal, and i've no idea where to even start with that.

    Thanks mad jew
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Unless the individual apps implement this there is no way to get it to work. The command line will not help.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah sorry, I'm with robbieduncan. I don't think it's possible unless the original developers have already accounted for it. :eek:
     
  6. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    Oh well,

    i thought it might not be possible, but had to ask.

    Thanks guys. :D
     

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