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2000\11\20@151618 by Sean Breheny

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Hi all,

This way OT but I'm having trouble finding it elsewhere so I am asking
the greatest body of experts I know :-)

How can one change the default browser in Win 98 (both regular and SE)? I
have a couple of computers which are using IE as the default and the
users want to change it to Netscape. I can't find any option to do this.

Thanks,

Sean

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2000\11\20@152203 by Andrew Kunz

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Start a copy of Netscape running.  It will probably put up a prompt that "NS is
not your default browser.  Woudl you like it to be?"

I think you can get there from Preferences also.

Andy

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2000\11\20@153431 by Chris Carr

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> Start a copy of Netscape running.  It will probably put up a prompt that
"NS is
> not your default browser.  Woudl you like it to be?"
>
> I think you can get there from Preferences also.
>
> Andy
>
IE has an option under Tools | Internet Options | Programs | which can be
ticked which says
"Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser"

no doubt Navigator has a similar option and this has been unticked
(probably when someone got the first nag message and they ticked the
"Do not show this massage again" box.

Chris

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2000\11\20@153632 by Pfaff, John

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I don't think there is an option in Netscape to do this once you've said not
to check any more.  You can manually go into the user's prefs.js and
liprefs.js (I don't know for sure if you have to do both, but it would be
safer to) and set the value browser.wfe.ignore_def_check to false.  The next
time Netscape is started, it will ask you if you want it to be the default.

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2000\11\20@154934 by Sean Breheny

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Thanks to all who responded,but unfortunately, something is different on
this machine than the usual. IE's "check for default" option is already
disabled. I can't find any such option for Netscape, but there is no
prefs.js file on the machine,either. Any ideas?

Sean


On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Pfaff, John wrote:

> I don't think there is an option in Netscape to do this once you've said not
> to check any more.  You can manually go into the user's prefs.js and
> liprefs.js (I don't know for sure if you have to do both, but it would be
> safer to) and set the value browser.wfe.ignore_def_check to false.  The next
> time Netscape is started, it will ask you if you want it to be the default.
>
> {Original Message removed}

2000\11\20@154940 by Sean Breheny

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Forgot to mention, Netscape doesn't ask about the default browser when
starting, either.

On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Pfaff, John wrote:

> I don't think there is an option in Netscape to do this once you've said not
> to check any more.  You can manually go into the user's prefs.js and
> liprefs.js (I don't know for sure if you have to do both, but it would be
> safer to) and set the value browser.wfe.ignore_def_check to false.  The next
> time Netscape is started, it will ask you if you want it to be the default.
>
> {Original Message removed}

2000\11\20@160241 by Pfaff, John

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What version of Netscape, and which OS?  There should be at least a prefs.js
under the user's directory, for example: C:\Program
Files\Netscape\users\user_name\prefs.js.  Netscape won't ask if want it as
default unless that value is set to 'false'.

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2000\11\20@161051 by Tim Hamel

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If the original poster DOES find prefs.js, you'll want to open it and look
for the line:

user_pref("browser.wfe.ignore_def_check", true);

Obviously, you'd change true to false.

Regards,

Tim H.

In a message dated 11/20/00 1:05:19 PM Pacific Standard Time,
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> What version of Netscape, and which OS?  There should be at least a prefs.js
> under the user's directory, for example: C:\Program
> Files\Netscape\users\user_name\prefs.js.  Netscape won't ask if want it as
> default unless that value is set to 'false'.
>

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2000\11\21@172832 by Peter L. Peres

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Sean,

the default browser setting is mostly determined by the file<->application
association of *.html and *.htm. I think that the access to this is in the
desktop control but I don't use Windows so I don't remember exactly
where...

There may also be a registry key or two determining what starts when you
browse the system itself.

hope this helps,

Peter

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2000\11\21@202323 by dre Domingos F. Souza

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>Forgot to mention, Netscape doesn't ask about the default browser when
>starting, either.

       Yep, it asks...At least the 3.0 one


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2000\11\21@210413 by Sean H. Breheny

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OOPS! Replied to the wrong message before, now it is the right one!

Hi Alexandre,

I meant that on this particular computer it doesn't. In response to others'
questions, it is running win 98SE and  I forget the Netscape version off
the top of my head (It might be 4.0). I didn't have time to play with it
today,so I don't have further info on it.

Sean

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