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  • #30237

    Laure
    Participant

    I installed DesktopServer and it seems to work, however it only opens in Safari, which is a fairly useless browser. I want to switch it to firefox, but I can’t find a preference panel where I can do that. Please help!

  • #30289

    Gregg Franklin
    Keymaster

    Hello Laure,

    You will need to make a change in the preferences file. You can find where your preferences file is by reading this documentation.

    https://serverpress.com/doc/how-to-open-the-desktopserver-preferences-file/

    Open this file in your favorite text editor and go to around line 7

    “browser”:”Safari”,

    Change it to

    “browser”:”Firefox”,

    and save.

  • #32232

    Laure
    Participant

    I did as you suggested and there was an error. I am including screenshots.

  • #32254

    Gregg Franklin
    Keymaster

    Hi Laure,

    Looks like the quotes around Firefox are the wrong type. “Firefox” cut and paste this in and replace the existing one.

    Please let us know if this does not resolve the issue or if you need further assistance.

  • #32439

    Laure
    Participant

    Hi Gregg,

    It didn’t resolve the issue but the error message is slightly different.

  • #33258

    Laure
    Participant

    I’d be happy to PM you a screenshot of the full prefs file if it could help diagnose the error.

  • #38731

    Jamie Bergen
    Participant

    Thanks! I was able to switch the default browser to Firefox using your instructions.

  • #38752

    Gregg Franklin
    Keymaster

    Hi Laurie,

    If you could send me the preferences file I can take a look at it.

  • #43773

    paulzz
    Participant

    Same problem here. Changed Safari to Firefox and now get same error message. How did you fix it?
    Would be useful to post it here so we don’t have to ask.

    Thanks

  • #43774

    paulzz
    Participant

    It’s the quote marks. Some of them are smart “ while they should be standard ”

    The offending marks are after “browser“: and both around the browser name.

  • #43806

    Gregg Franklin
    Keymaster

    Open your preferences file
    https://serverpress.com/doc/how-to-open-the-desktopserver-preferences-file/

    Change around line 6:  “browser”:”Safari”,

    to “browser”:”Firefox”,

    or “browser”:”Chrome”,

  • #43811

    paulzz
    Participant

    Hi Gregg
    Thanks, I did work it out but the problem was caused by the wrong kind of quotes. See previous post.

  • #43813

    Gregg Franklin
    Keymaster

    Open your preferences file
    https://serverpress.com/doc/how-to-open-the-desktopserver-preferences-file/

    Change around line 6:  “browser”:”Safari”,

    to “browser”:”Firefox”,

    or “browser”:”Chrome”,

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