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Old 05-16-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Making Firefox my default Browser?


I just installed FireFox .08 in Fedora Core 1 but have no idea how to set it as my default browser?

All my emails come as hyperlinks and Mozilla 1.4.1 opens.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-16-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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Remove the mozilla script from /usr/bin and replace it with a symbolic link pointing at firefox.

su
password
cd /usr/bin
rm -f mozilla
ln -s /path/to/firefox/firefox mozilla
 
Old 05-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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What desktop manager do you use?
What email client do you use?
The answer of your questions depend on these answers.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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Originally posted by melinda_sayang
What desktop manager do you use?
What email client do you use?
The answer of your questions depend on these answers.
Desktopmanager = KDE
Email Client = Evolution (please recommend something else, I dont like it)
 
Old 05-16-2004, 12:09 PM   #5
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try "kmail" as email client

since u use evolution, it uses gnome settings. run this and select ur favourite browser

"gnome-default-applications-properties"
 
Old 05-16-2004, 07:57 PM   #6
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What about ThunderBird???
 
Old 05-16-2004, 11:56 PM   #7
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That is nice too
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:12 PM   #8
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What about ThunderBird???
I just want to use FireFox as my default browser. Anyone that can help me make FireFox my default browser?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 11:51 PM   #9
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Trying to bump this up guys - still no avail
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:28 AM   #10
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it's now 3:28 and I am a bit frustrated - time for bed
 
Old 05-18-2004, 12:13 PM   #11
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Preferences -> Prefered Applications: Custom Webbrowser
Command = The location of the following file,

Code:
#!/bin/bash
FIREFOX_PATH="/usr/local/firefox"
$FIREFOX_PATH/firefox -remote "openURL($@, new-tab)" || exec $FIREFOX_PATH/firefox "$@";
 
Old 05-18-2004, 12:54 PM   #12
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Ok i will give my shoot. Login into Gnome desktop. Now go to:
Start menu ----> Application -----> Desktop preferences -----> Advanced -----> Preferred application.

Select Web Browser tab then set it to firefox or firefox %s.

I know that you are using KDE desktop but Evolution is part of Gnome desktop so it use Gnome setting.

Sorry for ignoring you. I forgot.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 04:13 PM   #13
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no problem - just trying to get the hand on Linux.

What if I do not have GNome installed? I think I just selected KDE and left off X-Windows and Gnome
 
Old 05-18-2004, 07:29 PM   #14
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Ok, so the only way to do this is the lame way. Locate where your mozilla is. Assume it is in /usr/bin. Then:
# mv /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/bin/mozillaold
Then do this:
# ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/mozilla
 
Old 05-18-2004, 08:48 PM   #15
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thanks melinda, can you explain what I am doing just for the education..Thanks

# mv /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/bin/mozillaold = ?

# ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/mozilla = ?
 
  


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