[Greasemonkey] How do you unmake some Firefox the default browser
mcguire at telerama.com
Mon Jul 18 01:55:37 EDT 2005
I run multiple Firefoxes from different profiles at the same time under
XP. That way my normal Firefox with 10 windows, each with 10 tabs wont
die when I use a different Firefox to do something that may make Firefox
I use the most recent official releases and follow the instruction given
as Hack #94 in “Firefox Hacks”
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/firefoxhks/ to create multiple Firefoxes.
The instructions are::
1. download http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
2. run ResHacks.exe
3. do /file/open/ on “firefox.exe” wherever it is.
4. drill down to /String Table/7/1033/ and change “Firefox” to some
other name. I've made FireDog, FireCat, and FirePig
5. Click on [Compile Script]
6. do /File/Save As/ and give a name like “firepig.exe”.
This scheme was working fine until somehow I accidentally activated
FireDog rather than FireFox, It asked me if it should be the default
browser and thinking that it was FireFox and something had subverted my
defaults I said yes. Now whenever I try to run FireFox I wind up running
How can I tell firedog.exe that it is not the default browser? I've
searched for this info and have found no answers.
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