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post Apr 23 2004, 07:07 AM
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In GNOME, the default browser is Mozilla. If you click on an HTTP link in an e-mail, or inside another document (like a PDF file), it will open in the default browser. Here is how to change the default browser (in GNOME) from mozilla to firefox.

Run this in a command terminal:


select the Custom Web browser and add this line firefox "%s"

(if the firefox executable is not in your path, include the full path to firefox ... ie, /usr/lib/firefox/firefox "%s")

Johnny Hughes
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post May 4 2004, 02:36 PM
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I had a similar problem with my FireFox. I found that the solution was to to change the Font settnigs. This is what mine are and they work well.

Proportional: Sans Serif Size 14
Serif: Serif
Sans-serif: sans-serif
monospace: monospace Size 14

And than select the "Always use my fonts" setting. It might screw up some pages that use wierd fonts (usually your doing them a favor) but most pages look really good.

--Jim Lester

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