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« on: April 10, 2005, 01:56:57 AM »

I'm thinking of adding some features to BrowserTraySwitch that are found in some other tools used for web development.

For example. commands to change size of open browser to a fixed size (to test appearance with certain sized browsers), and perhaps a function to open a given web page in ALL known browsers, to compare rendering..

any other ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005, 04:03:29 AM »

the comparitive rendering feature sounds like an excellent idea.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 04:45:20 AM »

Something that frustrates me when using my computer.  I have XP with fast user switching.  I use Thunderbird email client and my daughter has her own user area with Incredimail.  When I start Thunderbird I have to set it as the default client, a setting which changes again when she uses her account.  A program like BrowserTraySwitch for quick change of the default client would be handy.  Or is there someway I can do this with existing Windows settings?

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005, 04:55:51 AM »

this is a good question.

when writing browser tray switch i discovered that there are a very annoyingly large set of different settings that effect the default browser, and different browsers seem to use different tricks to make themselves the current browser.

for example there are different settings that effect which browser gets launched if you double click a .htm vs which browser gets launched if you click on a .url shortcut or when a program launches a url.

i dont know exactly how to set it up so that different users would have dif browsers but it might be possible.

but i guess you are talking about email clients.. this is a nice idea for me to make an emailtrayswitch util which works the same as browsertrayswitch but for email clients.. i will look into it..  very good idea.

i will add in next version the ability to specify the browser to change to on the commandline  so that you could put it in a batch file to be run when switching users to make it even easier.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005, 05:04:18 AM »

Thanks mouser.  My issue is just a minor inconvenience but I've often wondered if there was a solution.

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2005, 05:14:30 AM »

I found these.  They seem to work OK.

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultbrowser.htm
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultmail.htm

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2005, 05:24:57 AM »

hey jeff, that's a great find.
let me add that one to the help file of browsertrayswitch.

do you have any suggestions from using them of how to improve browsertrayswitch or do theey solve all your needs.

ps. im posting a link to that site which seems super useful, in the living room.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2005, 06:32:37 AM »

I downloaded the default browser utility and it seesm to work OK. It does however have the same issue with Firefox as BrowserTraySwitch.

Did you get a chance to look at that after my previous post?

I wonder if it is build specific? I am using Firefox 1.0.6

Jus to remind ...

Set Explorer as default - works fine
Set Firefox as deafult - works fine but reports that it is not the default browser.

The simple solution, I suppose, is to switch of 'check to see if Firefox is the default browser' option.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2005, 07:28:04 AM »

yeah i have my check if default stuff turned off always in all browsers.
i haven't had a chance to check into it but i will try.
i really wish these browsers had come to an agreement about a common scheme for this stuff, it's super annoying.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2006, 12:58:22 PM »

I would like to see a commandlineswitch for setting default browser with this utility. Something like "BrowserTraySwitch.exe -default 2" for setting browser 2 in a list as default browser. It would be useful for systems with more than one user with different browser-preferences. I could put a shortcut with this switch in the startupfolder, BrowserTraySwitch would do its magic and then exit when done.

What do you think?
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2006, 01:01:32 PM »

great idea - i should be able to add that next week along with some minor improvements.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2006, 01:35:51 PM »

Can I ask for Flock support? Pretty pweese  cheesy

Great app, as always smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2006, 01:36:39 PM »

 thumbs up Cheers!! The so-called "multi-user environment" that is Windows 2000 really needs your help!
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2006, 01:49:36 PM »

redhate, you should be able to add any browser, just add an entry for it in the config text file.

one thing i am going to try to add however is autodetection of browsers, which should make it easier.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2006, 01:53:12 PM »

redhate  ohmy  cheesy

Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2006, 02:16:12 PM »

hahah, redhat i meant.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2006, 10:23:29 PM »

Mouser, it's great to hear that you're considering a similar utility for switching the default EMAIL client.  Thmbsup I had posted a msg about this around a month ago, but had never received any replies:

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=2763.0

thanks again, JohnB

ps: any update as to an ETA for the new version of Process Tamer?
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