Browser setup

After Quotidian is installed the remaining tasks are to make sure that your Web browser can find the Quotidian Viewer and that the Quotidian Viewer can find your Web browser.

Browser Setup

The following browsers have been tested successfully with the Quotidian Viewer.

Windows XP, Vista, 7 IE 9.0
Firefox 21.0
Google Chrome 27.0
Mac 10.7.5 Safari 6.0.4
Firefox 21.0
Linux Firefox 21.0
Opera 12.15


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Initial Setup to Handle the Quotid Protocol

Browsers behave in different ways when asked to activate a link with a unfamiliar protocol. In most cases the browser already knows the application to use, but will ask the user to confirm the choice. Images of confirmation dialog boxes are shown here. The Safari browser on Windows and Macintosh never asks. The Google Chrome browser on Windows ask every time a link is activated. Internet Explorer on Windows and Firefox on all platforms will remember your reply and, if you tell it, will not ask again.

Additional Linux Setup

If you ran the installation as root, you may want to run the /opt/Quotidian/setupUser script at the user level to create desktop icons for the qviewer and editor.

Default installation directories

This table gives the standard locations where the Quotidian installer program puts the qviewer. Unless you explicitly told the installer program to put them somewhere else, you can use these locations to tell your browser where to find the qviewer if it asks.

OS Quotidian Viewer
Mac /Applications/Quotidian/QPersonalViewer/Quotidian
Windows XP C:\Program Files\Quotidian\QPersonalViewer\qviewer.exe
Windows Vista C:\Program Files\Quotidian\QPersonalViewer\qviewer.exe
Windows 7 C:\Program Files (x86)\Quotidian\QPersonalViewer\qviewer.exe
(root install)
/usr/local/bin/qviewer or /opt/Quotidian/QPersonalViewer/qviewer
(user install)

Log files

As they run, the Quotidian Viewer and the Quotidian Editor write information about their internal behavior to two log files. These files may help Quotidian diagnose and repair any problems you have using our software. It is not likely they contain any sensitive information. They are plain text, so feel free to look at them before you send them to us.

The files generated by the Quotidian Viewer are called stderrV.log and stdoutV.log. The files for the editor are called stderrE.log and stdoutE.log. The files are erased each time either the viewer or editor starts.

OS Log file locations
Mac /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Quotidian
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Quotidian
Windows Vista, Windows 7 %APPDATA%\Quotidian
Linux ~/.quotidian

Uninstalling Quotidian

The installation tool places a script called "uninstall" in the installation directory. This is the same folder as the one that contains qviewer. Usually this will be one of the folders in the "Default Installation Directory" table above. When run it will remove all the files copied to your hard disk by the installation tool.

If you ran the installation with administrator, you will need to login to the administrator account before you run the uninstall program.

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