Setting Default Applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thesdx, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    Hi! I'm somewhat new to Macs and accidentally set Camino to the default browser. How do you change the defaults?
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

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    find a file that you want to set the default app for, in this case a .html file, then in the finder do a get info on that file, hit the button to change the default app for that file, then hit the change all button.
     
  3. thesdx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did "Get Info" on Safari, but I didn't see anything for making it the default app.
     
  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    No no, I said do a get info on a .html file in the finder, not in safari. Maybe you should describe the problem you're having in more detail.
     
  5. thesdx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Basically, I want to set Safari as the default web browser.
     
  6. motulist macrumors 601

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    Dude, if you want help you need to put more effort into it. We don't get paid for this, it's a community thing. I said describe the problem.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Open up Safari and in the Preferences, choose Safari as the default browser. You can access the Preferences via the Safari menu. :)
     
  8. thesdx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries mate. If ever you want to change it to something else, you'll still have to do it through Safari. It's a bit of a strange OSX quirk. :)
     

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