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post #3791 of 7225
Had the same problem after reinstall waterfox 15. Could no longer set itself as default browser.

Original problem was uninstall of waterfox cased my gadgets to screw up. Only fix was restore point before waterfox 15 install.
post #3792 of 7225
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Originally Posted by Jarkko View Post

Maybe related, seems that Waterfox is also unable to set itself as default browser.
It keeps asking to set itself as default at every startup, unless relevat option is unticked. Keeps doing the same even if defaults are all set (6/6) from Windows Control Panel.

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Originally Posted by dcurrey View Post

Had the same problem after reinstall waterfox 15. Could no longer set itself as default browser.
Original problem was uninstall of waterfox cased my gadgets to screw up. Only fix was restore point before waterfox 15 install.

Seems to me to be a conflicting issue between firefox(15.01) and waterfox(15.0). Testing this, I installed firefox, set it as the default browser, and then uninstalled it. Waterfox could not reclaim the "default browser" status properly after having set firefox as the default browser, even though it was removed from my computer.

I fixed this issue easily by reinstalling firefox, running it and setting it as the default browser. Closed firefox and ran waterfox again to set it as the default browser. It then kept the default browser setting properly.

Defaults can be set manually via...
Tools> Options> Advanced Tab> System Defaults
post #3793 of 7225
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Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post


It's nothing to do with that. I could change the string to look like:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120830 Waterfox/15.0

But when I did that, the add-on website would show incompatible browser so I decided to leave it as is for the moment. A complete rebrand brought a few issues so I though I'd do a partial rebrand (as Mozilla does with Aurora and Beta).
It should work fine if you set the user agent string like this:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120830 Firefox/15.0 Waterfox/15.0

I've added support for Waterfox in this vBulletin plugin I'm coding:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=285373

So that way, Waterfox will get more recognition and be noticed by other people. All Waterfox needs now is an identification in the user agent string so that it'll actually get noticed in the statistics.
post #3794 of 7225
Hi is there a compatible 64 bit plug in for this ?

HTML5 Extension for Windows Media Player Firefox Plug-in or for the WMP11 plug in ?
post #3795 of 7225
Nope, there isn't an x64 Windows Media Player plugin.

As for the user agent, it's simple. Like EliasAlucard posted just take the default Firefox one and add Waterfox to it and volia. Plain and simple and won't cause any issues as long as mention of Firefox is intact in addition to Waterfox.
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post #3796 of 7225
Hey, fellow Waterfox users. If you didn't know already, (Fire/Water)fox has a built in PDF reader that is not enabled by default... yet.

The advantage to having a built-in PDF reader is two fold. First, it speeds up the process of opening PDF files in your browser. Usually, your PDF program installs a browser plug-in, such as the Adobe PDF Reader, into the browser. Secondly, using the Mozilla built-in reader should offer more security against infected PDF file attacks. The most popular PDF readers, mainly Adobe Reader, is notorious for it’s security issues. With Mozilla's built-in reader, we hope to get a more stable and secure way to view these files online.

To enable this feature, you have to be running Firefox 15 or higher (including betas). In the address bar, do the “about:config” thing and hit “Enter”. I assume you are aware of the risks with tinkering here.
In the search bar type “pdfjs.disabled” and then right click this option. In the context menu choose “Toggle” to change the setting from “True” to “False”. You can alternatively double-click the entry.

pdfjs.disabled

You have now enabled the the PDF reader in Firefox. Browse to a site that has a “.PDF” extension and try it out. Perhaps this will solve the security woes that sometimes come with Adobe and perhaps make the browsing experience a bit faster as well.

I don't know why this is not being enabled by default yet, but, there is probably a good reason. It may not be ready for Prime Time yet.


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post #3797 of 7225
Yeah, inline PDF has been posted here before in the past. Inline PDF is on track for being enabled by default in Firefox 16.
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post #3798 of 7225
Hopefully they'll continue to offer options to read PDFs using an external reader. I prefer to use PDF X-Change and have the browser download/execute/open in separate PDF window.

I used to experience a lot of annoyingg issues when my browser would freeze up trying to display PDFs inline using Adobe's reader.
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post #3799 of 7225
Yeah, I'm sure pdfjs.disabled will still exist in Firefox 16 and above.
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post #3800 of 7225
MrALEX

"%ProgramFiles%\Waterfox\waterfox.exe" -silent -nosplash -setDefaultBrowser

still doesn't set as default browser

and

taskbar pin is still acting up (since firefox.exe --> waterfox.exe)
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