No Spam <net> wrote:
:> Everything was fine before I tried a newer version of Netscape. I was
:> using MT-NW 3.2 on a TiPB with OSX 10.2. Clicking on a URL in a news
:> article displayed by MT-NW caused Netscape to open that URL. Then I
:> updated from Netscape 7.02 to 7.1. After that, clicking a http URL
:> would only give me the "can't find URL helper" message. (ftp and mailto
:> still worked as expected)
:> Well, it was sensible that MT-NW would need to change its "connection"
:> from the old to the new helper. But how? The error message suggested
:> rebuilding the desktop. I don't believe rebuilding the desktop is
:> applicable to 10.2. I did quit and restart the Finder.
:> The message also mentioned that "Preferences" must be correct. When I
:> opened the "Helper Applications" preference screen in MT-NW, clicking on
:> "Edit IC Helpers" only produced an error bell. Again, that screen seems
:> to be a holdover from the days of OS9 and IC Config.
:> I tried to set System Preferences>Web for different browsers. This
:> didn't make any difference to MT-NW.
:> Then I found a MT-NW doent
:> <http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/docs/AppendixA.html> that mentioned there is
:> no IC Config interface in OSX, and that the only way to changes settings
:> is to set preferences in MSIE. Whaaaaa? I tried doing that, and still
:> couldn't open an http URL from MT-NW.
:> So what's the secret to get MT-NW to use a new URL helper? For now, I
:> restored Netscape 7.02, and MT-NW will once again open http URLs.
:> I would be appreciative for any magic chants, but let's skip the animal
I've been annoyed by that too. When I got 7.01, I kept getting an error
about Netscape being too old. When I switched up to 7.1, that went
away, and all is well provided Netscape is running. If it's not, I get
the same error you're describing.
This is just a guess, since I no longer have an older version of
Netscape to check, and I'm using MT-NW 3.3b1. But I'm curious if it
could be that the name of the actual executable file is changed. In
7.1, if I look at the package contents, then go into Contents/MacOS, the
actual executable is named "mozilla-bin". Is it different in 7.02? If
there's a file there named "Netscape", then perhaps that would explain
it. If so, then perhaps a symlink (or alias) in 7.1 to the mozilla-bin
file named "Netscape" could solve it.
= Steve =
Steve W. Jackson