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Old 09-28-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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setting default browser to mozilla

It was recommended that I upgrade my Mozilla browser

Now I find that in my "evolution" emailer that web address imbedded in messages nolonger are able to call up the default web browser.

The old "Mozilla" was in my /usr/lib/mozilla folder
The new one is in my /usr/local/mozilla folder

Running distro ( Fedora core one)
Old 09-28-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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In "Control Center" (or something simliar)
File Manager -> File Associations
you got to change the association.
Try adding a new one and delete the old one.

Old 09-28-2004, 06:17 PM   #3
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/menu/preferences/control center/File Type and Programs/Internet Services/World Wide Web

pointed it to the newer Mozilla and
it worked (sort of )

it couldn't use the existing profile and then when I consented to create another profile it didn't pass the URL but instead loaded the default home page. I realize this presents a new set of circumstances that goes beyond the original question

thank you
Old 09-28-2004, 06:34 PM   #4
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Did you have a mozilla window open when you tried to open webpage from evolution. Under linux mozilla can't recognise that there is a window open, and simply open a new one, it tries to use a different profile. There are various scripts around to get around this problem and I'm guessing your previous version of mozilla was using one of these to launch mozilla. Unfortunately as I have never used fedora/red hat I can;t point you in a direction to get one of these scripts
Old 09-28-2004, 07:38 PM   #5
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Yes one was/is open which caused the conflict.

funny you mention a script. I edited one I found searching my HD. I wasn't quite sure what it was for., but a bet its designed for what you mentioned. I had edited out (this was all before I started this thread).

I'm dealing with an assortment of issues since installing this FC1. I discovered I can not edit the menus or submenues. One is suppose to be able to right click on the menu and add a "launcher" or remove one.... but the bloody system responds at the completion of an addition or delelion with a message "unsupported operations"
I totally baffled by GNOME 2.4x I thought maybe this script was one of many that supported the menu..

I found this script in /usr/bin called "mozilla"
I tired editing it with an gedit but it that changed the format to text from bin. It must have had a bin header that the editor removed? what ever. I still have the original on hold.

I was going to load part of it for your inspection but now the tool I was using is "locked" I've tried to unsuccessfully kill it .. one thing after another.

oh I don't mind the use of "( )" in text

I've got to get back to fixing things but I wanted to complete this message incase I have to log out and in again the user shell



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