6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2007 6:29 PM by garyboozy
TheMonkeY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi there,

I've been pulling my hair out over this issue and I just cannot understand why Firefox decides to start up whenever I log in:

1. My Firefox application is ~/Applications/Browsers/Firefox.app
2. It is NOT ticked in my startup items (System Preferences -> Accounts)
3. When I rename another application (for instance Opera.app, which is in the same directory) to Firefox.app (and also rename Firefox.app to something different temporarily), Opera will start in place of Firefox (i.e. whatever application uses the name "Firefox.app")

It really has me baffled. I tried grepping the entire hard drive for the string ".*Browsers/Firefox.app" with no luck, and removing the program and placing it somewhere else DOES seem to do the trick (although this is just a cheap workaround). This only started happening recently and I can't understand why.

Also - Firefox is NOT my default browser, I use Safari.

Can anybody possibly point me in the correct direction?


Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), PPC (1.5 Ghz) w/1GB RAM