changing default browser

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2004-10-03
2013-04-11
  • I found the answered question about changing the default browser.  The example given is:
    default_browser_command_windows_nt = C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe "{0}"

    I'm not clear about the syntax - what does the "{0}" signify?  I have inserted
    default_browser_command_other_os = /home/robert/firefox/firefox

    Which starts firefox, but only with the home page displayed.  I can't get it to show the html file requested by the node.

    Any advice welcome,

    Robert (r.d.saunders*at*open.ac.uk)

     
    • "{0}" is the URL to show, add it at the end of your line, it should solve your problem.
      Eric

       
    • If I already have a browser window open, can I force subsequent html files or URLs to load into a new tab rather than a new browser window?

      Robert

       
      • See http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html and openURL(..., new-tab) for Unix mozilla/firefox.
        I don't know the corresponding command for Windows...

        Eric

         
    • I found this thread after posting a similar problem. Have a look at sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1163835&forum_id=22102

      Volker