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Authored by: SoapmakerX on Jan 10, '03 11:14:01AM

Some Apps are hard coded to IE, and IE can be set to auto-set itself as default browser, this is WHY you always have to change it back. Also each time you upgrade Chimera (assuming you download dailies), you have to seset the browser preference!


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Authored by: jecwobble on Jan 10, '03 11:36:16AM
I haven't tested this to be certain, but I believe the 'hardcoding' you are referring to has to do with the document's type and creator tags. I have copied HTML pages from a windows box to my iMac that turn up with the Safari document icon. I believe that is because they had no type and creator, so the OS assigned it to my default browser (Safari). However, I have previous HTML documents in my ~/Sites folder that were created when using IE. When double-clicked, they open in IE, not Safari.

So, stripping the type and creator tags (entire resource fork?) from all local HTML docs might resolve some multi-browser problems.

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Why!!! Not me!
Authored by: alajuela on Jan 10, '03 02:48:46PM

I download the Chimera nightlies almost every day, and have not had to reset my default browser for months.

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RE: Why!!! Not me!
Authored by: malvolio on Jan 10, '03 02:52:50PM

Same here. I install a new build of Chimera every day, and it stays as default browser with no updating of prefs needed.

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