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How to make Netscape (Communicator) the default browser (replacing IE4 as default)

By: Arie Slob

Here's how to make Netscape (Communicator) the default browser:

  1. In Internet Explorer select (from the menu) View > Internet Options, select the Programs tab
  2. Uncheck the Internet Explorer should check to see if it's the default browser checkbox
  3. Now start Netscape. It should ask if you want it to be the default browser If however in the past you told Netscape not to ask you again (if it needed to be the default browser), you have to do this:

    1. Go to \ Program Files \ Netscape \ Users \ Username \. There should be a file there called prefs.js. Open it with Notepad and look for a line that says:

      user_pref("browser.wfe.ignore_def_check", true);

    2. Change the true to false

      Make sure you close Netscape before doing this

After you change it and start up Netscape, you'll get a prompt asking you if you want Netscape to register itself as the default browser.