[AG-TECH] IE as default browser in AGSetup1-0-1

Allan Spale aspale at evl.uic.edu
Thu Sep 20 11:42:59 CDT 2001


My quick check of this proves the same at EVL.  A simple fix would be to
have another Internet Explorer browser window open at all times when you
think you might need to click on a URL in the MUD.  It seems that the
hyperlink goes to the latest instance browser window instance.  So, if you
had three IE browsers going, and you clicked on the URL in the MUD, the
link would appear in the third instance of IE.  So, it seems like this
workaround would solve your problem (and my implicit problem I never
noticed before).

Anyone can correct me if I should not be generalizing a solution in this

evl at uic

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Randy Groves wrote:

> I don't know if this is common or not.  I installed the Release Candidate 
> on my display machine, and notice that it uses IE as the default browser 
> for starting up the venues now.  Not a problem initially, but I notice a 
> behavior that didn't exist in the previous setup.
> I was participating in the Production Institute today, and clicked on the 
> URL that was in the MUD for the Dist. Powerpoint presentation.  Since IE 
> was set up as my default browser now, the URL showed up there.  Not a 
> problem.  But when I hit the 'back' button to go back to the venues page, 
> IE restarted my connection to the venue, thereby restarting the vic, and 
> blowing away all the images that I'd placed on the screen.  (I've yet to 
> master the autoplace - that's on my todo list ...).
> The same thing happens if I try to open a second IE window.  I'm guessing 
> that one of the problems is that IE has as it's default page the AG venue 
> page, so I'm going to play around with that - and also probably make 
> Netscape the default browser to avoid the 'restart' action of I need to 
> look at another site.
> Anybody else encountered this?  Or is my setup unique?
> Thanks!
> -randy

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