Making FireFox the default web browser...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JeDiBoYTJ, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anyway to make Firefox the fully default browser? where if I click a link in an iChat message or whatever it will open in firefox?
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....this has been asked/answered many times. Oddly enough, you can change the default browser in Safari's preferences, in the "general" tab....oh yeah!
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    The default web browser setting, bizarrely, is inside Safari Preferences. :eek:
     
  4. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    it's not bizarre...apple is trying to FORCE you to use Safari...I mean if you have to open safari just to adjust your internet settings...why bother with another browser ON TOP of that...apple will never learn.
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    So what happens if you trash Safari before changing the prefs?

    Do a "get-info" on a HTML document and change the ''open with...'' settings? :confused:
     
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    You can also use the handy Preference Pane RCDefaultApp to do this. It also lets you easily change your default mail app, text editor, etc.

    I might be mistaken, but I think I've heard Duff-Man sing its praises recently - Oh Yeah! :D
     
  7. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    If you think that is bad, take a look at M$ and Internet Exploder.

    Apple is sometimes exactly like M$ though.
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Sounds like a handy little util.
    Tnx for the link!

    :)
     
  9. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....yeah, RCDefaultApp is very handy for those little bits and pieces that just changing the default browser does not seem to reach....oh yeah!
     
  10. bernal macrumors newbie

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    prefs get lost at shutdown

    i can change the default browser as described above or with RCDefaultApp, but
    when i shut down and restart my machine safari sets itself back to the
    default browser. Is there a way to stop this?
     
  11. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    yes...switch back to m$ and then do the exact same thing with IE...
     
  12. bernal macrumors newbie

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    m$ is a distant memory from the early 90's
    the transition is from LINUX where this is a non issue.
     

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