Firefox as default browser and IE for SharePoint

If you are using more than 1 browser in your daily work life, make sure to use the small little “Browser Selector” tool from Marco

The good thing for me is:

  • Firefox is my default browser (web apps like gmail, wave, … just work nicer)
  • Opera is for reading (reading, zooming, 100 open tabs: Opera is still FAST)
  • IE is for Microsoft sites like SharePoint, MS CRM, … (that require IE or Kerberos authentication)

My configuration looks like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<BrowserSelector>
  <Rules>
    <Rule Url="microsoft.com" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="msdn.com" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="msn.com" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="live.com" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="sharepoint.ssw.com.au" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="crm.ssw.com.au" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="intranet.ssw.com.au" Browser="IE" />
-------SNIP SNIP SNIP SNIP -------
  </Rules>
  <Browsers>
    <Browser Name="Firefox" Path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Default="true" />
    <Browser Name="Opera" Path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe" />
    <Browser Name="IE" Path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" />
  </Browsers>
</BrowserSelector>

Get it from the dedicated “Browser selector” project page

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