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Is it really random?
Authored by: sinjin on Jul 10, '02 01:59:11AM

I've had IE take over as my default browser many times, but it isn't random. I know exactly when it is going to happen - whenever I install a new non-IE browser. With OmniWeb's frequent updates (every 2 wks or so) I was heading to the prefs regularly to switch back to OW after installation. How does IE know when you've updated your browser? Perhaps this .plist file is the answer (I have no idea). I hope this bit of info will spark some insight in the more advanced readers leading to killing the IE beast.

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Is it really random?
Authored by: ElLeon0 on Jul 10, '02 08:25:10PM
If the problem really is that Internet Explorer is set as a default whenever an old version of the preferred browser is deleted (which has been my experience -- I install a new nightly build of Chimera and delete the old one each day using this hint, and I have to change the setting back to Chimera each day), does anyone know a way of changing the default browser settings from the command line? If they did, it would be easy to just throw it at the end of the auto-update script, and would make my life a little easier, at least.

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Not random in my experience
Authored by: wfolta on Jul 22, '02 12:35:04PM

I've found the same thing you did: when I install a new version of OmniWeb, the system sees the old version as gone and reverts to IE.

Since I spotted that pattern, there has been only one time where I got switched and hadn't updated OmniWeb. On the other hand, I also have had one or two times where OmniWeb has told me it's running in non-purchased mode, but when I go to the Licenses screen it clearly displays a license. So maybe OmniWeb is messing up something sometimes?

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