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precise5.7.1Both firefox & seamonkey claim:default browser?
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jtwdyp


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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jan 2014, 12:47    Post_subject:  precise5.7.1Both firefox & seamonkey claim:default browser?  

I like my recent Puppy Precise 5.7.1 on flashdrive well enough to customize A few things more like my mainstream hard drive Linux installations, including a copy of my personal LOCALFILE home page...

When I got around to setting this file as my home page in seamonkey, I was surprized to notice that seamonkey reported itself to be my default browser.
(I had thought that Firefox had been so set...) But:

seamonkey wrote:




So I opened Firefox expecting it to ask if I wanted it to set it self back up as default. But it didn't ask because:

firefox wrote:



Confused
I use both browsers. But there are some things for which I want the extra protection provided by the firefox addon "noscript" Which includes any pages I haven't thought about enough to feel safe with...

Also when if I wind up on an untrusted page with seamonkey {which doesn't have noscript} I feel a need to close my puppy session without saving ram to pupsave. Which isn't conveiniant if I've already got stuff I want to save.

Hence I want firefox to be my default browser NOT seamonkey... Yet I note that regardless of which browser last reported it was default, If I click on the generic "browse" desktop icon, I get seamonkey? Shocked

Does Puppy ignore the standard method browsers use to determine which browser is the default?

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jan 2014, 16:24    Post_subject:  

Open with geany /usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser and change "exec seamonkey" with "exec firefox". Then right-click the saved bookmarks html and click Set Run Action. Choose:

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defaultbrowser "$@"

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jtwdyp


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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jan 2014, 23:31    Post_subject:  

watchdog wrote:
Open with geany /usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser and change "exec seamonkey" with "exec firefox".


So far so good...

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Then right-click the saved bookmarks html and click Set Run Action: choose "defaultbrowser $@".


What "saved bookmarks html"????? Confused

Since I didn't know what the 2nd part was about (I even did the edit with that {yuck it's a gui text editor eyiew} geany instead of using my preferred vim just in case this "bookmark html" had something to do with why you specified which editor... But I still couldn't find any such thing to rightclick on...

And part two must be important cause puppy is still using seamonkey to open man documents...

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jan 2014, 02:08    Post_subject:  

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Then right-click the saved bookmarks html and click Set Run Action: choose "defaultbrowser $@".


What "saved bookmarks html"????? Confused


Do you save your bookmarks in a html file? Click in your browser Bookmarks, and export your bookmarks in a html file where you want. You could right-click on a html file file of your choice, a saved page from internet for example. But perhaps you have to do something else. At Menu-Setup I have Default applications chooser where you should change your default browser from seamonkey to firefox. Change to firefox your HTML viewer, too.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jan 2014, 14:15    Post_subject:  

jtwdyp wrote:

What "saved bookmarks html"????? Confused

watchdog wrote:

Do you save your bookmarks in a html file?


Actually I usually go with the .json files... Else I save links in a browser independent text file I view/edit via less/vim from called by pathname via bash script ~/bin/mbm...

watchdog wrote:
Click in your browser Bookmarks, and export your bookmarks in a html file where you want. You could right-click on a html file file of your choice, a saved page from internet for example.


Ahhh ANY html file... Though I'm betting it would have had to be rox displaying the file when I'd have rightclicked on it... At least, that is the "set run action" menu choice doesn't appear if I right click on such a fiie in thunar for example, and certainly not from my file manager of choice mc. Wink

watchdog wrote:
But perhaps you have to do something else. At Menu-Setup I have Default applications chooser where you should change your default browser from seamonkey to firefox. Change to firefox your HTML viewer, too.


Yeah, that was it! I basically solved all such default settings by running this command with my thinking cap on:

Code:

vim  /usr/local/bin/default*


Thanks for the clues. Very Happy

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