Safari for windows/Firefox 3 default browser issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by walnuts, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. walnuts macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello all- I am having an issue with Safari for windows (3.12, windows xp) or Firefox 3, not sure which. I normally use Safari as my default on windows, but I decided to give Firefox 3 a shot and set it as my default browser. While I have nothing against firefox, after a week trial, I would like to reset Safari as my default again.

    However, I can't do that. I tried the following:

    • Setting Safari as my default browser in Safari preferences- it already said that Safari was my default. Switching the preference to another browser and back again yielded no results.
    • Looking in firefox options- only gives an option to set Firefox as my default
    • Looking in windows prefs- you'd think that there would be a "default browser" setting- nope- you can only set internet explorer as your default

    Any advice? I'll take an odd workaround...
     
  2. walnuts thread starter macrumors 6502

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    fixed!

    Well, for the sake of anyone else who might have this issue, I fixed it by reinstalling firefox. Reinstalling Safari did not fix the issue.

    Also, I eventually figured out how to set the default browser via windows. If you go into control panel->add & remove programs->set program access and defaults, you can choose your default browser. However, even this did not work- only reinstalling firefox 3.0.1 and never selecting it as my default browser worked.
     
  3. dadoc04 macrumors member

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    thanks for the tip... i will make a note of that
     

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