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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther System

Lately I've heard a lot of complaint from Panther users about Apple's decision to move the Default Web Browser and Default Mail Reader settings out of the Internet preference pane and into Safari and Mail's application preferences. Systemwide settings, they argue, belong in System Preferences. I tend to agree, so I decided to take my Internet preferences back.

Fortunately for us, the Internet preference pane from Jaguar works perfectly under Panther. Just copy /System -> Library -> PreferencePanes -> Internet.prefPane from any version of Jaguar into the /Library -> PreferencePanes folder in Panther and you're done.

[robg adds: I didn't test this one, but no real harm should come from trying it -- just be aware that future system upgrades might (though I doubt it) overwrite that file, so keep a spare copy lying around just in case.]
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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: jonahlee on Nov 11, '03 11:20:00AM

I have been wondering about this but unfortunately I upgrade both my copies of Jaguar in the process of installing Panther!

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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: MtnBiker on Nov 11, '03 08:00:12PM

Pacifist (shareware) can extract it from your original Jaguar Install disk or recover disk.

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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: mcroft on Nov 11, '03 12:12:34PM
I saw More Internet Prefs suggested as good way around this. It lets you set the helper app for most protocols.

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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: JazzDude on Nov 11, '03 12:14:45PM
You can also use More Internet, a 3rd party PrefPane, for configuring your helper apps.

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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: JazzDude on Nov 11, '03 12:16:11PM

oops, same time (almost), same solution ;-)



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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: Fofer on Nov 11, '03 12:20:32PM

You might want to copy Clock.app and DiskCopy (yes, I know most of the functionality has been rolled into Disk Utility) -- since those get removed with Panther as well.



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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: adriaant on Nov 11, '03 07:09:34PM

Clock.app is still there. It's in /Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/Clock.menu/Contents/Resources/



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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: donvy on Nov 11, '03 12:35:16PM

I tried this but placed it instead in my ~/Library/PreferencePanes/ instead, so any future system updates won't overwrite it, and I get to keep it when I backup my user directory. And yes, it works.



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10.3: Use Jaguar's Internet preference pane in Panther
Authored by: stevec on Nov 11, '03 03:12:47PM

Interesting.

I tried the new way to add preference panes: dropping it on the open system preferences panel and it returned an error to the effect that it couldn't be added because you cant replace the one already named Internet Preferences.

Double checking the System Preferences panel showed none named "Internet Preferences." Obviously Apple doesn't want you putting it there. Curious But if you just make a folder Called PreferencePanes in ~/Library and drop it there it works fine.



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10.3: Internet.prefPane
Authored by: baltwo on Nov 11, '03 05:13:54PM

On my Panther installation, there's an Internet.prefPane in /System/Library/PrefPanes, but it's an alias to the Mac.prefPane. Apparently, the system looks for the Internet.prefPane and launches the Mac.prefPane when it finds the alias. I installed Jaguar's Internet.prefPane 1.21 into ~/Library/PreferencePanes and the system ignores the alias and uses the Jag one. This, along with More Internet, provides all the control you need to set the default mail/browser applications and protocol helpers. Note, if you have multiple user accounts and want all of them to have this capability, you should add these to each user's ~/Library/PreferencePanes directory.



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10.3: Internet.prefPane
Authored by: olwylee on Nov 11, '03 11:02:56PM
if you want this to work flawlessly, use Diablotin and disable the mac.prefpane. The jag internet.prefpane gives you all the idisk and .mac options as well as puts the settings for default browser and mail where it should be. Apple should have given the idea of using safari and mail for setting these options more thought. Personally i use Gyazmail and Camino as my defaults.

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10.3: What was Apple thinking?
Authored by: Zo-1 on Nov 12, '03 12:58:47AM

MISFOX - Freeware

(MIssing Internet Settings for X)
(c) 2003, Alexander Clauss
http://www.clauss-net.de/misfox/misfox.html

Sets both File Mappings and Internet Protocols.
Worked in Jag, works in Panther.

Or, you can use Internet Explorer to accomplish the same thing. Yes, for whole system. I don't know why. Ask Apple in their infinite, um, wisdom?



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