Firefox as default Web browser on Mac OS X

It’s been a few weeks that Safari bugs me… It’s damn slow when starting (with 5 tabs), when a tabs reloading I can’t use any of the other… I don’t know exactly what happens but even last update (v5.0.4) doesn’t solve anything. I thought it might be my installation but Firefox has no issue at all.
So it’s time to make Firefox my default OS X web browser.

Configure the default web browser from Safari:

  • Start Safari ;
  • Open the Preferences window ;
  • Go to the General section ;
  • Select your Default web browser.

Make sure Firefox will tell you if it’s not the default web browser:

  • Start Firefox ;
  • Open the Preferences window ;
  • Go to the Advanced section ;
  • Select the General sub-section;
  • Check the Always check (..) if Firefox is the default browser (...) option ;
  • Click the Check now button to verify your previous Safari modification.

That’s All Folks!

Author: Joel Carnat

@work Technical Architect and SysAdmin ; @home OpenBSD and FOSS, Karate, Kobudō, Jōdō, Bodyweight workout, Photography & Music

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