How to change my default browser...

gangst

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Dec 27, 2004
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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
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
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Solon, OH
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).
 

cooknwitha

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May 5, 2005
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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?
 

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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cooknwitha said:
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?
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
 

stridey

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Jan 21, 2005
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solaris said:
Latest Camino Trunk build (0.9a1) have its own "Default web browser" setting in Preferences. :p
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:
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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solaris said:
Latest Camino Trunk build (0.9a1) have its own "Default web browser" setting in Preferences. :p
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.
 

stridey

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Jan 21, 2005
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MisterMe said:
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.
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?
 

Duff-Man

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Dec 26, 2002
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stridey said:
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?
Duff-Man says...uhhh...OmniWeb, Opera, SunRise...might be three of them...oh yeah!
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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stridey said:
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?
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.
 

stridey

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Jan 21, 2005
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MisterMe said:
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.
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?
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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stridey said:
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?
SunriseBrowser is very small. Like I said, it is WebKit based.
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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GanChan said:
Out of all those browsers, how would you personally rate them? Just curious.
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?