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How to change the default browser?
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tytower

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 20:50    Post subject:  How to change the default browser?  

I tried to adjust the default browser to Firefox but had to go pawing through bin and share files etc to little avail . Ended up I just stuck a link to the bin file on the desktop to load it directly.

Doing other things I noticed there is a pet to change the default browser so I downloaded and installed it . It told me that it had been installed in "setup" in the menus so there I went only to NOT find it.

So who tests these before lumbering them on the unsuspecting users ? This happens often where the menu update does not happen . If I knew the terminal command I would try that but I don't.
In fact it put an icon down in the tray which I did not expect . It told me it had put it in "Setup"

There should be one area to change all application defaults to what you choose but I don't see anything like that atm.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 21:48    Post subject: Re: Default Browser  

tytower wrote:
I tried to adjust the default browser to firefox but had to go pawing through bin and share files etc to little avail . Ended up I just stuck a link to the bin file on the desktop to load it directly.


Right click on the desktop "browse" icon. Select "show location".

locate "defaultbrowser" in the folder (/usr/local/bin/), right click on the file, and choose "open as text".

Replace the contents with:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec /usr/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /usr/lib/firefox/firefox "$@"


Save and close, then try you desktop browse icon again.

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tytower

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 02:27    Post subject:  

yep thanks ,I had hit on this file but was trying to avoid the changing of the script. After a while you don't remember what you changed and on a new install you have to go backwards again.

Actually I d/l firefox to its own directory and changed your line therefore.

I did not have the "run mozilla.sh " in mine though . What does that do ?
Edit It made my utube videos play again -Thanks heaps

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