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it is the hypothesis...
Authored by: jimr on Apr 22, '02 02:39:36AM

I read through the Developer docs briefly on internet config support,
but no time to write any code to muck with it.

for a while in 10.12 IE kept jumping up randomly and I was
continually having to change everything back. recently,
after setting the prefpane to <i>Mozilla</i> as the only "listed"
item in the Browserwars style. (I wrote it manually)

setting ic config with <i>Vince</i>,
setting IEAsDefaultNoBotherPrefKey to 0
I have been able to reliably open mozilla as the "default browser"
for the last few months.

There have been some other conjectures that since IE is a primary
user of the icconfig file, it acts like it is the only user and
frequently does not close the file correctly, especially if it
crashes. Office apps may also exhibit a similar behaviour.

Mozilla has been criticied for not taking advantage of the systme
facilities such as Authenication and instead handling those things
by itself. IE, on the other hand writes some Authentication Data
into IC.

I would suggest fixing the name space

com.apple.internetconfig.IE
com.apple.internetconfig.MOZZ
etc. for application specific ic needs
and leave the main list for the file-mapping to helper applications
as it was originally designed.








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