Whenever I see a desktop GUI to accomplish a given web-related task, I’m dying to know the underlying operating system interaction to accomplish the same feat. Many of the GUIs I use are just a front for a command line utility for that more experienced developers would use.
I set out to find the command line script for setting the system’s default browser on OS X but apparently there isn’t one, but I did find a command line script for setting Chrome as the default browser:
open -a "Google Chrome" --args --make-default-browser
The script above opens Google Chrome and asks for confirmation that you’d like to make it the default browser. I’m not aware of what command line scripts would make other browsers the default browser, and I’m a bit annoyed that there isn’t a single script to do so!