Make (Mac OS) Firefox as default web browser in Windows ?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by NikhilSama, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. NikhilSama

    NikhilSama

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    I currently have Windows XP running on parallels, mainly for Outlok 2007. When I click an http link in Outlook firefox for windows opens up, I'd like the link to open up in Firefox for Mac, which I can start in windows via the Parallels SmartSelect Feature.

    How to I make this Firefox(Mac) the default browser in Windows ??
     
  2. koolaidman

    koolaidman

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  3. NikhilSama

    NikhilSama

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    Thanks for your reply koolaidman.

    However, this doesnt work for me.

    After setting the defaults I see

    > defaults read com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'http' App"
    org.mozilla.firefox

    >defaults read com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'https' App"
    org.mozilla.firefox

    However, in Outlook 2007 when I click a link it still opens up Firefox for Windows instead of Firefox for Mac. i speculated that this may be because I have firefox in both Windows and mac, so I uninstalled firefox for Windows. Now when I click a link in Outlook I get " General Failure. Url was : xxx .. Application not found "

    Any ideas ?

    PS: This may be my imagination running wild, but I am thinking could it be that the defaults link parallels called "org.mozilla.firefox" points to the windows version of firefox and not the mac version ? and when i removed windows firefox that link went bad ? If so, is there a way to get it to point to the mac version ?

    Thanks !
     
  4. NikhilSama

    NikhilSama

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    I got this working today by setting default browser (htm) to "Mac Only" in the parallels settings.

    thanks all for your help.
     

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