Mac OS X uses Safari as it's default browser.

Firefox has a preference option to be set up as a default browser. Does a similar mechanism exists for Opera?

If not, where is this configuration stored by OS X to change it by hand? I assume somewhere in ~/Library/

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The default place to change the default browser in OS X is in the Safari Prefs.

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  • I like how people are using screenshots to demonstrate. Good idea!
    – jtbandes
    Commented Jul 15, 2009 at 8:53
  • beaten by half a minute! ah well.. :-) Commented Jul 15, 2009 at 9:01

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