Safari reclaiming default browser status

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lukei4655, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. lukei4655 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011

    I'm running Mac OS X (ver. 10.6.7) on an Intel MBP (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo). On two occasions in the last week Safari has reclaiming its status as the default browser without my permission. I'll discover this when I open a link from a third party App and instead of it opening the browser that I manually set to default it will open Safari.*I am running Safari Version 5.0.5 (6533.21.1).

    I am wondering three things: 1) Is anyone else experiencing this problem? 2) Is there a permanent solution? 3) Is this a potential vulnerability?
  2. lukei4655 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    More Info?

    Maybe I need to provide more info?

    The times that this has happened has been after a full restart of my MBP. Also, the most recent time that this happened seemed to be in conjunction with the most recent security update. However, this was not the case in the past. I'm unable to reproduce the issue at this point.
  3. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    have you gone into safari preferences and made sure your prefered browser is checked?
  4. lukei4655 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    Yes, I have ensured that all my preferences are set properly. Thank you for asking.

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