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Author Topic: Step-by-step Walkthrough on Adding a new Browser  (Read 10354 times)


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Step-by-step Walkthrough on Adding a new Browser
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:28 PM »
Step-by-step Walkthrough on Adding a new Browser to BrowserTraySwitch:

1.   First, run BrowserTrayWwitch at least once, to let it generate its backup file and .ini configuration file.
2.   Now exit BrowserTraySwitch, by right clicking on it's system tray icon, and selecting "Exit".
3.   Start notepad.exe, windows built-in text editor. You should find notepad in your Start Menu, under Programs->Accessories or sometplace similar).
4.   Once notepad is running, choose File -> Open from the notepad menu.  The Open Dialog will appear.  In the Open dialog, browse to the BrowserTraySwitch directory, which will be at "C:\Program Files\BrowserTraySwitch\".
5.   Notepad only shows files ending in .txt by default, so once you are there, click the combo box at the bottom of the dialog that says "Files of type: Text Documents (*.txt)", and select "All Files".
6.   You should then see "BrowserTraySwitch.ini" in the Dialog (if not, did you remember to run the program and exit it at last once?) Select it and push the "Open" button to open it in Notepad.
7.   Notepad will load the .ini configuration file, which lists each configured browser on its own line.
8.   It's ok to have entries for browsers that you don't have installed, so there is no need to delete anything, just go to the end of the file, to a new blank line at the end.
9.   Now type the label you would like to use for the new browser, for example: Maxon or Super Browser or Opera.
10.   Then a space, then a | character (it should be above your enter key on your keyboard).
11.   Then you need to add the full path to this browser, enclosed in double quotes.  The easiest way to get this is to use your start menu.  Click the "Start" button on the bottom left of your Windows Desktop, and navigate to the main entry (the item that would launch the browser) for the broswer you want to add.  Then RIGHT-CLICK on the entry and select "Properties".
12.   You should see the Properties dialog and on the "Shortcut" tab, in the "Target:" box should be the full path of the browser executable.  Simply select the text in that box and hit Ctrl+C to copy it.  Then click "Cancel" to dismiss the Properties dialog without making any changes.
13.   Now return to Notepad and paste in the full path to the browser that you just copied to the clipbaord, by hitting ctrl+V.
14.   You're finally result should be a line at the end of the BrowserTraySwitch.ini file like this: Opera | "C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe"
15.   Hit enter to give yourself a new blank line at the end of the file for next time, and then choose File ->Save from the notepad menu.
16.   Now you need to restart BrowserTraySwitch to have the changes take effect.  If it's running in your system tray (you can hover the mouse over icons in the system tray to identify it), then right click and select exit.  And then restart BrowserTraySwitch from your start menu.  Right click on it in system tray and you should see your new browser listed in the choices.  If not, then something went wrong and you should ask for help on the forums.


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Re: Step-by-step Walkthrough on Adding a new Browser
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 06:34 AM »