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k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: Chris Thomson
Date: February 01, 2008 12:33AM

Hi!

I lke k-meleon very much, but I can not set k-meleon as standard browser in windows vista. That option does not work.

Do you know how to set k-meleon 1.1.3 as standard browser in windows vista?

The internal vista option does not work for k-meleon 1.1.3.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: desga_2
Date: February 01, 2008 01:59AM

Are you tried with 'Setdefault.exe' file included in K-Meleon installation folder?

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: Chrs Thomson
Date: February 01, 2008 05:17AM

Yes, I tried it several times. Does not work for me at all. Should I uninstall and reinstall k-meleon?

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 01, 2008 07:57AM

THATS VISTA! grinning smiley tongue sticking out smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/2008 07:58AM by guenter.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: kko
Date: February 01, 2008 07:05PM

That's a known issue. Vista is using a differnt method and our installer wasn't updated yet...

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: foobarly
Date: February 02, 2008 04:30AM

Excuse me for asking, but has anyone posted a bug ticket on this?

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: desga2
Date: February 04, 2008 07:57AM

Try to set default with Vista utilitys:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Default_browser

K-Meleon in Spanish

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: February 04, 2008 07:27PM

SetBrowser 1.4 is very old, and I think it won't work with Vista

DefaultBrowser is work only for XP (as said on the page).

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: desga2
Date: February 04, 2008 07:38PM

Sorry, i was refering to:
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Setting default browser manually:
You can set the default browser in Windows 2000 (SP3+) Windows XP (SP1+) and Windows Vista using the "Set Program Access and Defaults" feature (renamed "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" in Windows Vista). [2]
# Windows Vista: "Start -> Default Programs -> Set Program Access and Computer Defaults -> Custom" [3]
(Windows XP/Vista: Click the icon to the right of "Custom", to expand the category.)

You will see Internet Explorer and other installed browsers listed under "Choose a default Web browser" . Select "Mozilla" (Suite), "SeaMonkey" or "Mozilla Firefox" (in some cases, "Mozilla Firefox" may not be listed; to add it back, reinstall Firefox [4]).

If the above doesn't work or if the "Set Program Access and Defaults" feature isn't available in your Windows version, you can manually set the default browser by selecting it as the the default program for individual file types and protocols as follows:
* Windows Vista: Click the Start button, open "Default Programs" and then click "Associate a file type or protocol with a program". [5]

Assign the following protocols and file types to the browser you wish to set as default:

* URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol
* URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy
* URL:File Transfer Protocol
* HTML File
* HTM File (optional)

Note that you may find the URL protocols listed above under extension "N/A" or "(NONE)".

K-Meleon in Spanish



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2008 07:40PM by desga2.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: bellzebu
Date: February 06, 2008 11:58PM

Create a .reg script with the following code and execute it, after that, goto to "Default Programs"-->"Set your default programs" and select K-meleon, ensure the extensions are really set on "Defautl options for this program"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe]
@="K-Meleon"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Capabilities]
"ApplicationDescription"="K-Meleon proporciona navegación web segura y sencilla. Un interfaz de usario familiar, características de seguridad mejoradas, incluyendo protección de robos de identidad en línea, y búsqeuda integrada le permite sacar el máximo partido de la web."
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\K-Meleon.exe,0"
"ApplicationName"="K-Meleon"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".htm"="K-Meleon.HTML"
".html"="K-Meleon.HTML"
".shtml"="K-Meleon.HTML"
".xht"="K-Meleon.HTML"
".xhtml"="K-Meleon.HTML"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Capabilities\StartMenu]
"StartMenuInternet"="k-meleon.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
"ftp"="K-Meleon.HTML"
"gopher"="K-Meleon.HTML"
"http"="K-Meleon.HTML"
"https"="K-Meleon.HTML"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\K-Meleon.exe,0"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\InstallInfo]
"ReinstallCommand"="\"C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\SetDefault.exe\" /S"
"HideIconsCommand"="\"C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\SetDefault.exe\" /hide"
"ShowIconsCommand"="\"C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\SetDefault.exe\" /show"
"IconsVisible"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\k-meleon.exe\Shell\Open\Command]
@="C:\\Program Files\\K-Meleon\\K-Meleon.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications]
"K-Meleon"="Software\\Clients\\StartMenuInternet\\k-meleon.exe\\Capabilities"

Hope this helps, is a good temporary solution.

Cheers.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: February 07, 2008 12:42AM

Thanks for the code, we will try adapt it for the setup.

But I think it's not a good idea to locate it in local registry , first it can perhaps don't work with non-admin users, and a browser preference choice is something purely at user level, not system level.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: bellzebu
Date: February 07, 2008 12:54AM

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JujuLand
Thanks for the code, we will try adapt it for the setup.

But I think it's not a good idea to locate it in local registry , first it can perhaps don't work with non-admin users, and a browser preference choice is something purely at user level, not system level.

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Hi JujuLand,

i did test the code on Windows Vista Bussines with a normal user, not needed an administrator account (the hidden administrator account tongue sticking out smiley) or run as administrator.

Look at this plugin for NSIS installer http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Application_Association_Registration_plug-in

It may helps you, and you don't need to build a single application for register K-Meleon as default browser on next releases, this plugin seems to work with the installer as is, as a plugin, and no more is needed.

See you.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: February 07, 2008 02:30PM

Thanks for the link, it's really interesting.

I haven't seen if this plugin works for all system, or just for Vista. In the second case, we must first determine if we use Vista or not, and use the plugin or not.

We even so need to build SetDefault application, not to launch setup to make K-Meleon the default, if it has been changed by another application, or by Windows.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: bellzebu
Date: February 07, 2008 04:03PM

It's only for Vista... I think.

Maybe you could use the installer to set K-Meleon as default browser with the "modify" option from uninstalle...

Cheers.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: February 07, 2008 04:45PM

The installer already sets K-Meleon by default, but as it's easy to set other browser as default, we must have a way, out of the setup to set it by default again.

In Firefox, you have that possibility, but you don't use an external program to set it, it's internal to Firefox. It's not the case with K-Meleon.

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: AL KING
Date: February 08, 2008 02:39AM

thanks

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Re: k-meleon 1.1.3 and vista - set to standard browser does not work
Posted by: Chris Thomson
Date: February 11, 2008 06:35PM

thanks all!

By the way: When reinstalling vista and installing k-meleon the first time, the "set as standard browser" works fine. So may be there is only the problem to set is as standard browser when another application is set as standard browser while k-meleon ist installed?

Best regards
Chris

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