firefox as a default

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by public enemy, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. public enemy macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    #1
    how can i make firefox my default, instead of having safari opening up everything? do i just need to get rid of safari? thanx!
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    You have to select that preference from Safari Preferences...believe it or not. You can also change your default mail preferences there.
     
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Do not delete Safari.

    Selected a file that you want Firefox to be the default application to open.
    Context click--> Get Info -> Open With> Select application> click "Change All"

    I am looking for where the global assoations for all file extensions are stored and edited.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think iSaint's method is better, because Safari and FF handle multiple file formats, and I'm not sure this will catch all of them. Also, I'm not sure that this will trigger links launched from Mail.app, etc, to go to FF. The way that involves the Safari prefs will catch almost everything.
     
  5. public enemy thread starter macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    okie dokey

    got it! good to go. thank you very much
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I was slow trying to remember that the setting is now in Safari.

    Safari-->Prefrences->General>Should show FireFox.

    [Edit] and I should read also.
     
  7. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    Dual Mode

    I use both FireFox and Safari as my Interenet Browers...

    After installing FireFox, I opted to put it on my dock, so when I want FireFox, I click on it. Click on Safari when I wanna use that.

    I use command "h" to hide browser(s) I'm not using...

    Hope this helps!
     
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