General :  K-Meleon Forum
General discussion about K-Meleon. 
Default browser
Posted by: Fulvio
Date: October 03, 2001 10:57PM

I posted before about this.Is there any way to undo the fact K-meleon has tried and succeeded in making itself the default browser.It just does not work with some thing.I have set a Google icon in the toolbar next to the clock,which works only with IE,but I like Google,so regardless of what I am doing I can use Google.It was totally messed up this morning.I know a solution,but I do not like it,i.e. uninstalling K-meleon.I am concerned that there may be some hidden settings which will not allow me to revert.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Default browser
Posted by: Brian
Date: October 04, 2001 12:20AM

how does this google icon work? is there anywhere I can download it?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Default browser
Posted by: Fulvio
Date: October 04, 2001 01:56AM

If you have a Google toolbar in IE,and that's the only place where you can find it,just open it,right click on an empty section of the page,and select Send shortcut to Desktop.Close IE,and then drag icon to the toolbar,and you will have another copy of the Icon.I have deleted the icon on the desktop.The icon may be a light blue G,but it seems to get lost,and I have been finding the typical Microsoft "e" in its place.I have placed a funky G in place of the one I had,and it had been stable.Since it is a shortcut to something which is in IE,it will not work if the default disappears.

Options: ReplyQuote
Google Toolbar
Posted by: Andrew
Date: October 04, 2001 03:32AM

Brian,

You can get the Google toolbar here:

http://toolbar.google.com/

Andrew

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Fulvio
Date: October 04, 2001 04:46AM

I was assuming that you had the toolbar in IE.If not,follow Andrew's URL 's directions,but should you want to have it outside IE,you will have to follow my directions.THe toolbar is not available with Netscape,Opera,or any other browser.That's why I want it handy.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Brian
Date: October 04, 2001 07:04AM

ok, so this icon is just an internet shortcut to "www.google.com" ?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Fulvio
Date: October 04, 2001 07:29AM

Yes it is, but only if IE is the default browser.Now,I created quite a discussion about an example of my problems,but I got zero input about the fact that K-meleon made itself the default browser without any action from me.K-meleon is an excellent idea,and it will probably be a great browser,but I do not want it my default browser.So,does anyone know what triggered that?I saw that HTML editor was checked on installation,but it seemed harmless enough.I am still waiting.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Brian
Date: October 04, 2001 10:19AM

I'm not commenting about it making itself the default browser because I don't know how to fix it. I am, however, curious as to why the internet shortcut doesn't work in kmeleon.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Andrew
Date: October 04, 2001 04:48PM

Fulvio,

This is being discussed in another thread:

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?f=3&i=716&t=716

Apparently, it involved a bug in K-Meleon 0.4 and only affects people who previously used K-Meleon 0.4.

Andrew

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Fulvio
Date: October 08, 2001 10:54PM

I missed the thread.So,even completely uninstalling 0.4,including Application Data/Mozilla would do this.There must be something in the Registry .

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: Fulvio
Date: October 08, 2001 11:01PM

In my reply,third post in this thread,I said that Google has a toolbar of its own,in Internet Explorer.This is not available in any other browser.so the shortcut has to have IE as default browser.When I click on the shortcut,it says that path is not found..I do not understand how the path is changed,but everything is cool when IE is restored as default broser.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Google Toolbar
Posted by: pandy
Date: October 21, 2001 03:04AM

Go to "Internet Options" in IE. Find a check box labeled "Check if IE is the default browser every time" (It's probably in the "Programs" tab). Check it and IE will ask you if you want it to take over next time you run it.

Options: ReplyQuote


K-Meleon forum is powered by Phorum.