Default Browser Bug - Mozilla/Firefox

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Nekromans, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Nekromans

    Nekromans Guest

    For some reason, Mozilla keeps on insisting it's the default browser. I
    keep trying to make FF the browser, because it's much easier to use and
    (in my opinion) so much cooler and so on and so forth, but it makes no
    difference whatsoever.

    Any way to solve this without uninstalling? (Family use Mozilla instead
    - won't like it if it disappears.)

    Nekromans
    Nekromans, Jul 21, 2006
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  2. Nekromans

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On 21 Jul 2006 08:01:41 -0700, in message <>,
    Nekromans wrote:

    > For some reason, Mozilla keeps on insisting it's the default browser. I
    > keep trying to make FF the browser, because it's much easier to use and
    > (in my opinion) so much cooler and so on and so forth, but it makes no
    > difference whatsoever.
    >
    > Any way to solve this without uninstalling? (Family use Mozilla instead
    > - won't like it if it disappears.)



    In Mozilla, look at

    Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> System

    Un-check any boxes which you do not want checked.

    If there is more than one Mozilla profile, you will have to
    check each and every one of the profiles.


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    Cheers,
    Ralph

    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#before

    "Curiosity skilled the cat."
    Ralph Fox, Jul 21, 2006
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  3. Nekromans

    Nekromans Guest

    Ralph Fox a scris:
    > On 21 Jul 2006 08:01:41 -0700, in message <>,
    > Nekromans wrote:
    >
    > > For some reason, Mozilla keeps on insisting it's the default browser. I
    > > keep trying to make FF the browser, because it's much easier to use and
    > > (in my opinion) so much cooler and so on and so forth, but it makes no
    > > difference whatsoever.
    > >
    > > Any way to solve this without uninstalling? (Family use Mozilla instead
    > > - won't like it if it disappears.)

    >
    >
    > In Mozilla, look at
    >
    > Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> System
    >
    > Un-check any boxes which you do not want checked.
    >
    > If there is more than one Mozilla profile, you will have to
    > check each and every one of the profiles.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Ralph
    >
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#before
    >
    > "Curiosity skilled the cat."


    No good - it changes it back automatically. Damn machine...

    However, I was looking through a list of bugs for Mozilla and I found
    one that could be potentially useful: if you install the latest Nightly
    Build, it forgets that it's the default browser. I'll let you know if
    it works.
    Nekromans, Jul 22, 2006
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  4. Nekromans

    gwtc Guest

    Nekromans wrote:
    > Ralph Fox a scris:
    >
    >>On 21 Jul 2006 08:01:41 -0700, in message <>,
    >>Nekromans wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>For some reason, Mozilla keeps on insisting it's the default browser. I
    >>>keep trying to make FF the browser, because it's much easier to use and
    >>>(in my opinion) so much cooler and so on and so forth, but it makes no
    >>>difference whatsoever.
    >>>
    >>>Any way to solve this without uninstalling? (Family use Mozilla instead
    >>>- won't like it if it disappears.)

    >>
    >>
    >>In Mozilla, look at
    >>
    >> Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> System
    >>
    >>Un-check any boxes which you do not want checked.
    >>
    >>If there is more than one Mozilla profile, you will have to
    >>check each and every one of the profiles.
    >>
    >>
    >>--
    >>Cheers,
    >>Ralph
    >>
    >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#before
    >>
    >>"Curiosity skilled the cat."

    >
    >
    > No good - it changes it back automatically. Damn machine...
    >
    > However, I was looking through a list of bugs for Mozilla and I found
    > one that could be potentially useful: if you install the latest Nightly
    > Build, it forgets that it's the default browser. I'll let you know if
    > it works.
    >

    which FF version and which Mozilla version are you using?

    --
    So, You Think You Know Everything?

    Did you know that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
    gwtc, Jul 22, 2006
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  5. Nekromans

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On 21 Jul 2006 23:06:26 -0700, in message <>,
    Nekromans wrote:

    >
    > Ralph Fox a scris:


    > > In Mozilla, look at
    > >
    > > Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> System
    > >
    > > Un-check any boxes which you do not want checked.
    > >
    > > If there is more than one Mozilla profile, you will have to
    > > check each and every one of the profiles.

    >
    > No good - it changes it back automatically.


    Q1. Please clarify

    1.1 Automatically after restarting Mozilla?
    I.e. when you restart Mozilla and go back to
    Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> System
    these settings are check-marked again?

    1.2 Automatically within the same Mozilla session?
    I.e. when you go back to
    Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> System
    without having closed Mozilla, the settings are
    still check-marked?


    Q2. In your Mozilla profile directory
    [see "http://www.holgermetzger.de/pdl.html"]
    is there a file named "user.js" ?


    > Damn machine...


    > However, I was looking through a list of bugs for Mozilla and I found
    > one that could be potentially useful: if you install the latest Nightly
    > Build, it forgets that it's the default browser. I'll let you know if
    > it works.



    --
    Cheers,
    Ralph
    Ralph Fox, Jul 22, 2006
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