Resolved TenFourFox as Default Browser in Tiger

bse5150

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I've been racking my brain trying to figure this out but I'm stumped. How can I configure Tiger to use TenFourFox as its default browser?

I want Tiger to launch TenFourFox when I click on a URL in an application. It used to launch Safari but I deleted Safari. Now it launches VLC which does me no good. How can I configure the system to launch TenFourFox?


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eyoungren

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I've been racking my brain trying to figure this out but I'm stumped. How can I configure Tiger to use TenFourFox as its default browser?

I want Tiger to launch TenFourFox when I click on a URL in an application. It used to launch Safari but I deleted Safari. Now it launches VLC which does me no good. How can I configure the system to launch TenFourFox?

Any help is appreciated.
Apple wants you to use Safari and nothing else, so they hide this on you - in plain sight I might add.

Setting the default is in Safari Preferences. Right there at the top. You'll need to install Safari again to set it.
 

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Altemose

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Apple wants you to use Safari and nothing else, so they hide this on you - in plain sight I might add.

Setting the default is in Safari Preferences. Right there at the top. You'll need to install Safari again to set it.
Now in Yosemite it is System Preferences surprisingly!
 

bse5150

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Apple wants you to use Safari and nothing else, so they hide this on you - in plain sight I might add.

Setting the default is in Safari Preferences. Right there at the top. You'll need to install Safari again to set it.
Looks like I found the answer at the same time you posted the info I was looking for. Thanks.
 

poiihy

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Just try getting rid of a Firefox extension without knowing that some of them reside in System Preferences now!

That drove me nutty at one point until I figured it out. Apple is really a PITA some times.
What do you mean?
And what does PITA mean? It just means a flat bread as far as i know.
 

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Setting the default is in Safari Preferences. Right there at the top. You'll need to install Safari again to set it.
Why not just set Tenfoufox as the default browser from within its own preferences, and to hell with Safari?
Or maybe this preference does not show in Tiger.
 

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eyoungren

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Why not just set Tenfoufox as the default browser from within its own preferences, and to hell with Safari?
Or maybe this preference does not show in Tiger.
You could do that. I just suggested it using Safari because it's much "easier" to find then trying to find where this option is in each separate browser.

I've switched the default browser multiple times in one go when trying to make things work on my Macs and crawling around inside each one's preferences to set this can get frustrating.

But yes, your way works just as well.
 

MatthewLTL

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I have exactly Two broswers on my Mac, TenFourFox and the PPC Port of Seamonkey (which I have yet to even use). I have gained so accustomed to TFF that on my Linux Laptop I still use Firefox (The fact the screen dies and the computer crashes trying to use Google Chrome is beside the point). Firefox has always offered me what I want in a browser. I have used Firefox since Version 1. I stopped using it in Version 2 in favor for other browsers and came back to Firefox with Version 10 when I installed in on my Macs. I would use Chrome if they ever made a PowerPC version.
 

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If it were not for the fact that Opera stopped development of the browser around 10.62 or so I'd still be on Opera.

If I didn't use Facebook, I'd probably still be on Opera. I much prefer Opera's (or at least Opera 10's) interface over anything else. Portions of my workflow in T4Fx are highly reminiscent of Opera (CMD+Space to go Home for instance).

But I had to abandon Opera because there is no way to modify the User Agent to any reasonably current browser string. That breaks a lot of the functionality on Facebook.

I might still be on Flock too, the browser I took to once Opera stopped meeting my needs. But Flock died and now it's very, very old Mozilla code coupled together with browser features that no longer work because the APIs for them died too.

T4Fx offers me the closest I can get to Opera 10 with modern features and addons. As much as I really loved that browser I just had to move on.
 

MatthewLTL

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If it were not for the fact that Opera stopped development of the browser around 10.62 or so I'd still be on Opera.

If I didn't use Facebook, I'd probably still be on Opera. I much prefer Opera's (or at least Opera 10's) interface over anything else. Portions of my workflow in T4Fx are highly reminiscent of Opera (CMD+Space to go Home for instance).

But I had to abandon Opera because there is no way to modify the User Agent to any reasonably current browser string. That breaks a lot of the functionality on Facebook.

I might still be on Flock too, the browser I took to once Opera stopped meeting my needs. But Flock died and now it's very, very old Mozilla code coupled together with browser features that no longer work because the APIs for them died too.

T4Fx offers me the closest I can get to Opera 10 with modern features and addons. As much as I really loved that browser I just had to move on.
I used Opera before in the past. Although, I never used it on MY Macs i did install it on the eMacs in HS just for the hell of it. I have used Opera in Windows before I even used it over firefox (hence why i stopped using Firefox in version 2 and used it occasionally during versions 3 and 4) I at one point liked Flock too. Main reason I use TFF is it is cross-platform. I can take my profile and transfer it to my Linux and Windows Machines, cannot do that with Leopard WebKit (which I find no better nor faster than plain old Safari before the install of WebKit).