Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to mitchbentley)
Try opening Safari - Preferences - General and set the default browser as Firefox if you haven't already.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
Yup, already set Firefox as my default browser in both Firefox preferences and Safari preferences. There doesn't seem to be a system-wide setting that I can find - just those in each browser. I checked to make sure, but it has been that way since I got the machine. I still get stuff that makes Safari open... even while Firefox is already open.
I would very much like to stop Safari from opening.
Is it safe to just delete the program entirely?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to mitchbentley)
If you attempt to delete Safari you will get a message indicating it part of OS X, so it's not advisable. One suggestion is create a Test Account and only change the default browser as FireFox in both Safari and FireFox. Then test that account and see what happends. If the problem persists then you know it's a system wide problem but if it goes away then that tells you it's an inssue in your normal users account. This helps narrow down wehre to look.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to mitchbentley)
It's hard-coded to use Safari. You can't change that.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Okay, thanks all. I'll just chalk it up as one more thing I dislike about Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to mitchbentley)
No, chalk it up as one more thing you don't like about onOne or Adobe. It has nothing to do with Lion. The same thing would happen in any version of the Mac OS.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Sorry, it has nothing to do with either onOne or Adobe - it has to do soley with having Safari hard coded in. Adobe didn't do it... onOne was just an example. I run across a lot of tutorial links from many different companies that do the same thing. You click on a link and Safari opens, despite Firefox being set as preferred browser. Now, it could be imbedded in the link to look for Safari, I suppose, but it would be a universal assumption on any coder's part that a Mac link needed to look for that - because Safari will always be in a Mac system. Which leads back to Apple as the reason for it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Sorry, I didn't mean for this to be the solution - I meant for the earlier one to be the solution: Safari is coded into the system.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to mitchbentley)
You are right mitchbentley, it is not Adobe or any other 3rd party it's all Apple.
You can try this. Drag a link from the address bar of your browser to your desktop. Left click it or ctrl click it and go to "get info". In that window change the "open with" to Firefox. Then click change all.
I do not know if this will work. I'm just making a suggestion as I'm working through trying to stop Safari from opening.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to mitchbentley)
Here is the solution, and I have literally spent hours with this work-around since I am a PC user; this is my first apple (macbook air). I find it very upsetting that apple allows safari to do this.
1. Download firefox
2. Drag and drop the orange fox onto your desk top
3. Double click on the orange fox and open/install
4. In preferences set firefox as your default browser
I may have left out a few steps, and you may have to work this out by trial and error, but it actually does work.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to mitchbentley)
This for apple:
I meant to add that I was so ticked-off I was about to return my macbook air if I could not find a way to change the default browser.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 8:04 PM (in response to stephenpage)
This. This fixes the issue. Thanks for the suggestion, I've expanded the level of detail for anyone else who runs into this.
- Open a link in the way which demonstrates the problem.
- Drag the link from the Safari address bar to the desktop.
- Right click, choose Get Info.
- In the "Open with" section, select your browser of choice. If it isn't listed, choose other and select it from Applications. Be sure to check "Always Open With" at the bottom of the dialog.
- The "Open with" section should now show your browser of choice. Click "Change All..." and confirm the dialog which appears.