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    Dave

    Errr... Don't you mean "Firefox"? I've not heard of "Foxfire" yet.

    Easy mistake. I started to use Firefox as my default browser awhile back but have come back to Safari. They have so many similarities but Safari, for me, is easier and faster on my Mac. I see Firefox as a better alternative for Internet Explorer on Windows XP & Vista. Firefox is like Safari for windows users.

    dkmnow

    As of 10.4.8, changing the default from Safari only holds until the next bootup. Apple has added a "feature" to the latest Tiger updates which trashes any custom default-application changes you make, and always resetting their own flagship proprietary apps as the defaults. This applies to Safari, iTunes, Mail, possibly Preview (in the case of PDFs, I've seen more than one complaint), and a number of others.

    In these cases, you can switch the defaults to any apps you like for your current session, but Tiger just switches them all right back the next time you power up. And if you try using the RCDefaultApp preference pane, for example, Tiger actually goes so far as to TRASH your new prefs after starting up! Infuriating!

    The old "it's not a bug, it's a feature" shindig was done to death when Apple first started with this rotten move. I've seen countless discussions and horror-stories from people trying to figure out what to do about this, but I haven't heard of any effective workarounds to get the system to save your settings the way you want them.

    Major suckage. I don't need some wet-nurse OS arguing with me about what apps to use.

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