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Old 01-12-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
BaltikaTroika
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Changing default web browser


Here's a true newbie question:

Whenever I click on a link in an email (in Thunderbird), Konqueror loads the page. I would like Firefox to be the default browser which will run instead. Now, I know how to do this in Windows, but in Mandrake 10.0, I've got no idea.

This also happens with Kopete, when I click to read any new email messages.

There's nothing wrong with Konqueror, but I love Firefox!

Thanks for any help,

Baltika
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:34 AM   #2
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Start Firefox.....click on "Edit" menu >>Preferences...there check that option for default browser check

cheers.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:55 AM   #3
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It's easy in Gnome, there's a configuration GUI for it. But I don't know how to do it manually. Never managed to do it in KDE. You can set the default app for html files but that doesn't work for a lot of apps. KDE likes to "integrate"* stuff.

* Force you to use programs you don't want to use.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:03 AM   #4
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Gnome_Menu>Applications>Desktop_Preferences>Advanced>Preferred_Applications
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:13 AM   #5
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Shantesh:

I've done it this way for my Windows version of Firefox... works like a charm.

Problem is, with my Firefox 1.0 Preview Release, there's no "Default" to check! Maybe it's time to upgrade.

Dave
 
Old 01-13-2005, 11:10 AM   #6
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download the latest version of firefox from www.firefox.com & install the same ..i just upgraded from PR to final

good luck
 
Old 01-14-2005, 08:27 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Shantesh
download the latest version of firefox from www.firefox.com & install the same ..i just upgraded from PR to final

good luck
And now you see a "default" button?
 
Old 01-14-2005, 09:27 AM   #8
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I just upgraded... still no "default" button. In my Preferences menu, under General, I have the following options: Home page location, Default Fonts and Colours, Default Languages, and Connection.

The other Preferences areas (Privacy, etc) don't offer anything relating to default browser.

Baltika
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:15 AM   #9
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What's your default x browser?
In debian I set it with: update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
 
Old 01-14-2005, 02:13 PM   #10
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I have the default browser check box in my general tab in Firefox 1.0
 
Old 01-14-2005, 04:40 PM   #11
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There are instructions on how to do this here. They *do* work - at last I have the perfect browser-mail client pairing!!
You can ignore the additional bit about compiling a program from source, it's not necessary.
 
  


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