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Bug 240387 - Add "Default IDE Browser" option
Summary: Add "Default IDE Browser" option
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: javafx
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Roman Svitanic
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-13 05:38 UTC by swpalmer
Modified: 2014-01-14 15:01 UTC (History)
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Description swpalmer 2014-01-13 05:38:34 UTC
[ BUILD # : 201401091443 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.8 ]

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 8.0 Beta (Build 201401091443)
Java: 1.8.0-ea; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.0-b63
Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.8.0-ea-b121
System: Mac OS X version 10.9.1 running on x86_64; UTF-8; en_US (nb)

- Navigate to Tools->Options->General (On OS X it is
- Change the Web Browser to something other than the system default
- Load a JavaFX Application project
- Change the configuration combo box to "Run in Browser"
- Run the app

   System default browser is still used.

   The browser selected in the general settings should be the default for
browser-based tasks.
Comment 1 Lou Dasaro 2014-01-13 09:00:22 UTC
That's what I expected as well. Setting my preferred Web Browser in the "General" tab should affect anything that uses a web browser *unless* I have chosen a different browser specific to a project. That's the way I thought it worked; it's certainly how I would want it to work...
Comment 2 Roman Svitanic 2014-01-14 08:47:12 UTC
For me it seems to be rather an enhancement than defect. Browser settings in project's customizer are working as expected (there may be some problem on OS X which I can't test/verify since I don't have a Mac, but on other systems there aren't any issues). You can choose whether project should run in system default browser or specify a custom browser for particular project.

To use one default browser for all projects we would need one more option in the browser combobox in project's customizer (For example "IDE Default Browser"). This would use setting from Options.
Comment 3 swpalmer 2014-01-14 12:30:30 UTC
Adding "IDE Default Browser" makes sense. If you make that the default setting for projects and have the default IDE browser being the system browser, new projects would almost work the same.
Comment 4 Lou Dasaro 2014-01-14 15:01:29 UTC
+1 for adding "IDE Default Browser", even better if that were the default option for newly created projects.