Re: Problems with Notetab Pro working with Mozilla Firebird
- On 13 Nov 2003 at 11:22, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Dear Notetabbers,I have both Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird, I am using NoteTab Light 4.95, Firebird is
> >I recently downloaded and am running Firebird 7.0 on both WinXP and
> >Win2K. I have set Firebird as my default browser. I have added Firebird
> >as the main browser in NoteTab Pro (and double checked the path before
> >posting this).
> I had a similar problem with mozilla. I fixed mine by deleting the path
> information all together and just entering "mozilla" without the quotes
> into the browser defaults and it worked for me. You should upgrade to
> NoteTab 4.95 (it is a free upgrade for registered users) and just change
> your default browser to the executable for Firebird without the path
> information and see if that works for you as it did for me.
my default browser under Windows 2000.
I tried to make Firebird one of NoteTab's browsers, but when I call Firebird from
NoteTab, it does not open the html file I am editing. Instead, it appears to do a
search on the first keyword in the open html file and then open something selected
from the web.
I did exactly the same thing to make Mozilla a NoteTab browser, and it immediately
opened the correct file.
Apparently, there are differences between these two browsers, so perhaps the cure
has to do with Firebird itself. I tried making Mozilla the Windows default browser,
and then have NoteTab open a file in Firebird, but it made no difference.
It does not appear to be possible to type the double-quote character into the fields
that specify the Main Browser or Other Browser on the Internet tab of NoteTab's
- This is a follow-up to my discovery that Mozilla can be selected as a browser in
NoteTab 4.95, but Firebird cannot.
I looked at the command line options at the Mozilla site, which are specified only for
Mozilla, not for Firebird. There is an option to specify that Mozilla open as a
browser. One adds the term -browser at the end of the line specifying the browser.
Lacking any information Firebird, I decided to try this same approach.
I opened the NoteTab options, internet window and changed the line that specifies
Firebird as a(n) (other) browser. In my installation, it now reads:
C:\Program Files\MozillaFirebird\MozillaFirebird.exe -browser
Now Firebird opens NoteTab's current html file, but wait--it is taller than my screen,
and narrow, and when I finish messing with it to show properly, the Firebird window
does not have any toolbars.
I have a feeling that one needs to know more about Firebird and its command line
arguments, before this is going to work properly.
- Hi Tim,
I think part of the problem as far as the connecting goes you can
get rid of by starting it with a About:Blank. It will change as
the document you have focused changes probably, at least that was
my experience. There appears to be a problem with Mozilla and
Firebird that is the reason for them not working like the other
browsers. There has been lengthy discussion about it on the ntb-
html list. Just search yahoogroups for Firebird on that list and
you will see more than you want probably. Eric Fookes, our
programmer/owner said he will see what he can do in the next
maintenance release, but has doubts.
Here is the short of it, but you will get a new window each
In browsers.dat file found in NoteTab's main folder add the
following (with your path and the name in the brackets is the
folder name). This one will open like a popup window with nothing
else. Custom Launch below will open the full browser. Please
read the archives on the ntb-html list, because the topic has
just about been exhausted. If you need help with it from those
messages, please post on the HTML List. (See my sigline.)
You can also use Launch Document on the Toolbar or Shortcut menu.
You configure it under the Custom Launch field in View | Options
>I recently downloaded and am running Firebird 7.0 on both WinXP andHappy html'n!
>Win2K. I have set Firebird as my default browser. I have added Firebird as
>the main browser in NoteTab Pro (and double checked the path before posting
>When I create an html file in NoteTab Pro (v. 4.91 full), then click the
>icon to view it in the main browser, Firebird loads, but instead of
>loading my file on disk, it loads the following MS page:
> Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 236621 Cannot Move or Rename the
>Documents and Settings Folder at
- Hi Jan,
Thanks. All that is already documented on the HTML list. I also
posted the -browser switch on this list. It does work to some
degree in browsers.dat. See my other post on this list. I'm
trying to kill this thread on this list though, since the basic
NoteTabber most likely is not concerned with it. It is mostly the
html crowd that is. TIA! :)
>This is a follow-up to my discovery that Mozilla can be selectedHappy html'n!
>as a browser in NoteTab 4.95, but Firebird cannot.