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how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Kosta
Date: October 15, 2001 03:55PM

See the topic. I checked the box in install yet my .html files are still opened by ie. I want to use ie as little as i can (when gecko engine doesnt' display the page)

Thanks.

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: lovable
Date: October 16, 2001 02:41AM

Try clicking on a .html document with the right-mouse-button and choose the "open-with..."-option.

In the following dialog-box you may choose whatever programm you want to open html
documents (KMeleon).

Don't forget to check the "Open allways with this programm"-Option in this dialog-box.

If KMeleon is not been listed, try to search via the "search"-button.

I hope this will help you.

Because of the fact, that i have a german "windows" i am not sure whether the terms that i have used are the right ones....

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Kosta
Date: October 16, 2001 03:31PM

it still opens it with ie.

hmm is there any registry thing i can edit? smiling smiley
anything?!

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Andrew
Date: October 16, 2001 07:17PM

Kosta,

What operating system are you using?

Andrew

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Kosta
Date: October 17, 2001 05:24AM

windows 98SE

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Kosta
Date: October 17, 2001 05:25AM

oh, and i have ie5.5 with security stuff (updates) installed.

it's a pretty fresh install.

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: pandy
Date: October 21, 2001 02:54AM

It would be useful with a "Make k-mel the default browser" option.
I use different browsers a lot and like to make the currently used the default so it can handle urls and all kind of shortcuts from other programs (email links, whatever).
Maybe the option is hiding in a config file?

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Kosta
Date: October 21, 2001 07:38PM

tha's what i was looking for smiling smiley
i hope there is an option!

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Re: how do i make it my default browser?
Posted by: Kosta
Date: October 22, 2001 08:13PM

ok, as a note

i have it worked out

i went to folder options, file types

went to my html stuff and replaced ie stuff with kmeleon stuff.
(not the best thing to do really)

what i found interesting though is that once i replaced the command line, my html files still opened in ie.

so i went back and removed "use DDE" option.

after this it worked nicely. Here is a note though.
I scrolled down through all the available options for html file type and found that there was another "open" that was NOT default. i looked at that and it was kmeleon.

any idea about this? 2 open options and ie one being default? any reason the kmeleon install didn't de-default the option or something else happened?

Thanks for the replies though

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