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One very easy and dumb question:
Where is set the default browser?
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Once you install another browser eg Netscape when IE 4 is already installed, you will be asked by both of the browsers which one should be the default. The one which you want to be default you can choose at that point of time.
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by:second
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aha, but I have already installed both IE4 and Netscape 4 (and Opera 3.21.....), but checked the box for "Don't show that again" on both when prompting to make himself(every browser) a default. Now I want to switch between the two.
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by:varun071898
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There is an option in both browsers configuration that says whether the browser should check if its the default browser. You need to find and check that.
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by:second
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Yesssssssssss, can you be more specific (eg. Edit/Prefernces/........../............./HERE!)?

I need the ........./...............
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by:varun071898
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Right click Internet Explorer Icon on the desktop. Now go to the programs tab. The last option that should not be checked. I don't have Netscape Installed right now, I will provide an answer in about 24 hours.




I have to attend college therefore I have asked for 24 hours. In case you can't wait you may reject my answer.
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by:second
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10x and sure I can wait only one day........don't hurry..............I can wait..................waiting.....................waiting................ :)))

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by:skatan187
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just remove 'html','htm' files in your system registery or 'view-folder options-file types' and
choose new type .. (associated extension : .htm;.html) add a new action and choose the exe of
the browser you wan't to use ... Actually this is exactly the same thing 'setting the devault browser' does

skatan
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by:varun071898
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Since browsers register many extensions, it will be problematic to do what skatan187 proposes. Anyway, this is what I would like to suggest. If you want to make IE the default browser just do what I have proposed on Sep 4. When IE pops up a window to ask whether IE should be the default browser, click Yes. If you want Netscape to be the default browser, you will have to uncheck what I told you to do on Sep 4, then reinstall Communicator since Netscape doesn't offer any choice.
Regards,

Varun Suri
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by:second
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For the IE you are right, but for Netscape: in PCWorld/US 9/98 write: for Netscape to change to default in file prefs.js edit the line user_pref("browser.wfe.ignore_def_check",false to true............
that is what I search.........10x for the IE
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