Parallels 3.0 ignores default web browser?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by em-dash, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. em-dash

    em-dash

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    When I click a hyperlink in Windows, Parallels launches Safari and opens the page. This despite the fact that Camino is configured as my default browser in OS X. (If I click the same link in the same Word doc on the Mac side, Camino loads the page.)

    Anyone have a fix?

    thanks,
    Greg
     
  2. russv

    russv

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    I'd love to change that as well - mine's ignoring a default browser set to Firefox.
     
  3. mcowger

    mcowger

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    same here!
     
  4. jasonw

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    I was a part of the beta testing and my 4124 install worked fine. I found a couple of plist settings that look to be missing in a friends upgrade from 3188 to 4124. After I manually added the two entries to associate Firefox with Parallels for HTTP requests, it works.

    Run the following from Terminal to add the relevant entries:
    Code:
    defaults write com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'http' App" org.mozilla.firefox
    defaults write com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'https' App" org.mozilla.firefox
    I also have the following to open mailto links in Thunderbird:
    Code:
    defaults write com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'mailto' App" org.mozilla.thunderbird
     
  5. russv

    russv

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    Yup, that did it. I had the mailto one but not http or https - go figure.

    thanks!
     
  6. em-dash

    em-dash

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    I substituted "org.mozilla.camino" for org.mozilla.firefox" and it worked for me, too.

    thanks!
    Greg
     
  7. Softfailur

    Softfailur Bit Poster

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    And:

    Code:
    defaults write com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'ftp' App" com.xnet.CaptainFTP
    
    also works great! Thanks for the tip where to look for!
     
  8. simplicity

    simplicity

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    Just in case anyone wants to turn it back to Safari (now that 3.0 beta is out)

    defaults write com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'http' App" com.apple.Safari
    defaults write com.parallels.Parallels "Parallels.MainApp.Default 'https' App" com.apple.Safari
     

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