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Old 09-16-2003, 07:26 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firebird as Default Web browser?

Hey folks,

I'm wondering how I can make Mozilla Firebird the default web browser instead of the packaged-with-OS Mozilla.

I'm running RH9, with KDE GUI.

Thanks in Advanced!

Old 09-16-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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" how I can make Mozilla Firebird the default web browser"

Download Firebird and install it.
Place a Firebird icon on your desktop or menu.
Old 09-16-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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I've done this, yet whenever other programs use a browser to automatically open webpage, it launches Mozilla instead of M Firebird.
Old 09-16-2003, 07:52 PM   #4
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How are you running it?
I created a symlink from the installation directory into my /usr/local/bin and run it from a console.
To do this just goto your /usr/local/bin directory and type
ln -s firebird /<directory path you installed firebird to>/MozillaFirebird

This way you simply have to type firebird in the console (from any directory) to run it.

If you want to run it from a menu (like a KDE menu) then you will have to manually add a firebird entry because at this stage there is no firebird installer to do it for you.
In KDE you can do this by right clicking on the K menu and go to menu editor, add an entry Calling it Mozilla Firebird, and just put firebird as the command (if you did not do the previous symlink step, you will have to enter the full installation path).

Actually, I think I mis-understood your question, but since I've already written the previous stuff, Ill leave it just in case.

If you mean you want firebird to open if you open a html file from konqueror or something, goto the KDE control panel,
click on the components menu
click on file associations
expand the text type
click on html
Click add
Enter firebird (if you symlinked it, otherwise full path)
And move it to the top of the preference order

Hope all of this helps,
Im still reside a bit in newbie teritory myself =]
Old 09-16-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
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That's exactly what I needed, thanks!
Old 09-17-2003, 12:28 AM   #6
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Great post, floyd. Thank you!


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