How to change my default browser...

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  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I've recently started using Camino as my main browser, and wanted to know how to set it as the default browser instead of Safari, so when I open links, bookmarks etc, they open in Camino.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    For some strange reason, Apple decided to put the default browser setting in the browser (in this case, in Safari's preferences, under General) instead of in System Preferences (which I think makes more sense for this sort of thing).
     
  3. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, this is a weird place for it to be. And I've always wondered... how would you do it if you deleted Safari?
     
  4. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    1)Apple did this to force you open Safari even if it is for just one time. They want you to see it before you reject it.
    2)You must not throw into the trash applications like safari or preview
     
  5. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Latest Camino Trunk build (0.9a1) have its own "Default web browser" setting in Preferences. :p
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

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    And in fact, as long as you don't mind the (very) occasional crash, I highly suggest downloading the latest nightly instead of the latest release version. If you think the latest release version is good, just see the nightlies! :cool:
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    As do other browsers. The notion that Apple is forcing anyone to do anything is just plain silly. Currently, I have eleven (11) MacOS X-native browsers on my computer. I can use any one that I want anytime that I want.
     
  8. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Eleven? Ok: Safari, Camino, Firefox, Mozilla, iCab, Shiira (sp?), IE (yuk). I'm not sure I can even think of any others, and that's only 7. What are the other four?
     
  9. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...uhhh...OmniWeb, Opera, SunRise...might be three of them...oh yeah!
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    In addition to your seven, I also have OmniWeb 5.1 and OmniWeb 5.1.1b2 (How can you forget this venerable browser from NeXTstep?), Netscape 7.2, SunriseBrowser (like Safari and Shiira, based on WebKit), and Opera. Oops! I made a mistake--I have twelve (12) browsers.
     
  11. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Right. Forgetting OmniWeb was silly (although not counting it twice was understandable). As for Netscape, I assumed it was outmoded enough that you wouldn't have it. SunriseBrowser, eh? Never heard of that one. Any good?
     
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    SunriseBrowser is very small. Like I said, it is WebKit based.
     
  13. GanChan macrumors 6502

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    Out of all those browsers, how would you personally rate them? Just curious.
     
  14. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    My recommendation to you is to download the browsers that pique your interest and try them out yourself. Only you know what you like. Discussions of the merits and faults of browsers tend to take on religious overtones. These types of discussions may have some relevance on Windows where applications typically bump into each other. On the Mac, I can have all twelve of my browsers open at the same time if I want. Of course I don't open of my browsers at the same time. But if I can do it, what is there to discuss?
     

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