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Discussion in 'macOS' started by BenWakin, Nov 1, 2005.
How can I set Firefox to be my default web browser?
Depending on your version you may be able to do it from Firefox' Preferences dialogue. Just press Check Now under General > Default Browser.
If not, start Safari ( ), Open Preferences, Go to General, Choose it from the Default Browser list.
annoying isn't it?
maybe a preference pane called defaults should be included, lets you set the default apps for opening documents and whatnot...hmmmm.......
Yeah a general Internet System Preference would be neat. The same is true to change the default Email Client from OS X Mail to something else. You need to go into OS X Mail to change it. Kinda weird....
Sweet. Thanks for the info. I hadn't the slightest clue or inclination to do it through Safari.
yeah, this is perhaps the least intuitive aspect of OS X
Technically you open your browser (in that case FF) and set it as the default. However, some developers are lazy and haven't included the option to change it. Windows works the same way - to set FF as the default, you need to open FF then set it as default in the preferences (although XPSP2/2000SP4 adds a control panel where you can set it too).
Macrumors, thank you for being psychic and answering these questions mere hours before I even think of asking them.
*blink my eyes* for a while I thought it was Mad Jew's but then again.....
firefox 1.5 beta 2 now checks upon start up of the app if you want it to change the default browser to firefox (that is unless you tick the dont do this again box!)
I find that comment offensive
Really? which one?
So offended right now.
There is a system preference panel available called "Default Apps" Have a look on MacUpdate for it.
As well as allowing you to set your efault browser and e-mail etc. It allows to set many other default things, pretty neat!
thanks for that info, i will have to check it out!
although it some come included by Apple
Cool application but I read the FAQ it doesn't support OSX. Is it true?
I agree! Apple did include in System Preferences back in Jaguar (10.2) days. They removed it in Panther for some reason--put it back!
It works fine in OS X. You may have downloaded the wrong one.
Here it is.
Calling me an "it", of course!
Thanks Frisco for the correct link.
O ya, sorry Nermal if I recall it right I was referring to your switched 'tar.