Jump to content

How do I make V3 my default viewer for slurls?


Myra Wildmist
 Share

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 551 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Recommended Posts

I've started using different viewers, for a number of reasons. Firestorm has set itself up as the default viewer for slurls, though, and I'd like to change that back to V3, at least when I'm using V3. How do I do that? I'm on Vista, if that makes an difference.

Actually, I'd like to have whichever viewer I'm currently using always be the default viewer for slurls, but unlike web browsers, neither FS nor V3 seem to inform you if their viewer is not currently the default viewer of choice. I'm going to continue to use both, so this would be a nice feature to add.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually its your internet browser (IE Explorer, Firefox, etc) that determines what viewer runs when you click on an SLurl.  In the case of Firefox, the selection is in the Options menu under Applications.  To set it up so that you get to choose between Firestrom or V3, you set the secondlife application to Always Ask and it will prompt you whenever you click an SLurl.

--Cinn

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

I'm away from an SL-configured computer at present, but from memory the process is as follows.

In Windows 7:-

Start button > Control Panel > View by: Large/small Icons > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program

Then scroll until you see 'Secondlife', select and 'Change Program...', then browse to the viewer executable you'd prefer.


Editted to add:-

I think there's also a specific setting for Chrome, which I believe to be in Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Handlers > Manage Handlers button, and go from there. You may have to play around with this.


Bear in mind that using protocol extensions (i.e., secondlife://) for third-party applications can be considered a security hazard.

Some sources that may be more help:-

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=73710

http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/chrome/S9POECEIx70/eAL3cdZJl8cJ

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ok I use different viewers as well and I want my default viewer to be the Second Life viewer as well for chrome. BUt Im using a mac and I dont see any of these things on mac. I checked handlers and there was nothing at all about anything there. just one item in the list webcal. so obviously thats not it.

help! this is making me nuts. I know Ive set this before but the stupid chrome is using whatever last viewer was opened as its default for surls!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
  • 2 weeks later...

http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

Try it now.  If this link still doesn't work, go to rubicode.com (which will automatically take you to the software page).  On the right hand side of the page is a box titled Go To.  In that box click RCDefaultApp.

Update:  I still don't think this link works, but if you copy and paste it I believe it will.

Good luck!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • 6 years later...
2 hours ago, lokiilox said:

how do i change my default viewer to firestorm and microsoft edge

download and install Firestorm

then in Firestorm

menu: Avatar \ Preferences \ Network & Files \ Connection \ Web browser:  Use the default system browser for all links

checking this option will open Microsoft Edge when it is the default browser on your computer

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 551 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...