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Myrdinn

Problem with SLurl's and Firestorm

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Hi. Every time i install Firestorm, all the SLurls and links in Internet Explorer 8 open with it and no with Viewer 3. It is really annoyable. I want them to open with Viewer 3. Btw, i have no this problem with Mozilla. I tried to find something under Tools --> Internet Options --> Programs and other tabs also without luck. Help?

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It is best to post on Firestorms forums for support with their viewer.But you never know,some one here might have a answer for you.You will probley find a post in their forums of that issue for faster help.

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This is more an operating system problem than a viewer problem, though it part it stems from how LL wrote the installer code that the TPV's base their own installers on.

Whatever Viewer you installed most recently will try to co-opt the SLurl function and become the Viewer that opens by default when a link for a SLurl is clicked on. It doesn't matter which Viewer it is. Install the Beta SL Viewer, and that is what the SLurl's open with. Then install Imprudence, and that will be the blessed application.

The assumption in the installer code is that you're installing the latest, greatest version of the Viewer, so of course you want all SLurl's to open with that viewer, and not some older release. So it tells the OS that the newly installed app is the one that opens links of type SLurl. Not just in IE, but anywhere that a URL can exist.

You get similar behavior with most applications, but most of them give you an option of making that app the default for the document types that they can open. For example, if you install OpenOffice, it can, but will not automatically, take over the "double click to open" default behavior for all your Microsoft Office documents. Install Firefox after IE, and it will offer to be the app that opens any hyperlinks in documents or saved as desktop shortcuts.

The fix in your case is to re-install the current LL Viewer that you want to have as the default viewer for opening SLurl's. It will then co-opt control of those links, as the most recently installed Viewer.

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Recently I installed something that wouldn't function unless internet expoorer was the current version. Great way to kill your product. Can't say I know anyone who uses IE for like, 2+ years?

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