how to have firefox be the preferred browser on certian sites

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  1. furcalchick macrumors 68020

    furcalchick

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    i love safari, i think it's the best overall of the big three web browsers, but it isn't perfect (i'm running v. 2.0.4) and it tends to crash on certain sites. what i want to know if it's possible to set firefox to be the primary browser if i click on links from the sites that would take down safari, and go to safari for the rest of the websites.
     
  2. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    To my knowledge, this is not possible. I'll stay on the lookout for you, though.
     
  3. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can, I did it once before. Not sure how though.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Like jeremybuff I don't think that is possible since the default browser is a system wide preference. On the couple of sites I have that I know have to be used on a specific browser I have saved the sites as web locators (or whatever the heck the icons are called when you drag the address bar off to the desktop) and have done a Get Info on them individualy and changed the 'Open with..' section to be the browser they require. Then I double click on that to visit the site they open with the preferred browser and any links within open in that browser too. At least it's a workaround!;)
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    i know in windows, firefox had a plugin that you could right click on links and open it with Internet Explorer or Opera.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Nope, pretty sure this is impossible. You have a system wide default browser and that's the end of it.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It would be possible to write your own application that registers itself with LaunchServices as a handler for URLs. You could then have it launch Safari or Firefox or whatever based on a list in the app.

    Of course this is way more effort that most people are likely to go to and if you're not a programmer then clearly you can't do this.
     
  8. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks for the tips. guess i'll have to do this manually...oh well.
     

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