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Old 10-01-2006, 02:28 AM   #1
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Question choosing default application


I am really new so sorry if this seems too stupid: I installed Firefox 1.5 as an administrator, cannot figure out how to make it default browser for other log-ons to the box. I am sure this must be a simple fix, but I sure don't know it. thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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I am not sure that there is a system wide way to set a default browser. It is sort of a user/desktop environment specific preference. Why can't the users decide what browser they want to use?
 
Old 10-02-2006, 03:55 AM   #3
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Ok, how do I do that? I do not see it listed in any list of programs. It asked if I wanted it as default browser, I said yes. So now Firefox is what I get on that login. the same icon gets Netscape in other logins.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #4
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Can't really tell you unless you say which desktop environment you are using...
You could perhaps start Firefox manually, either from a console or from a "run command" in your menu if you have one. Then, in preferences there is a button that says "Firefox should check to see if it is the default browser whan starting".
 
  


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