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Shivkumar
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default browser

Hi,

I have IE and mozilla firefox browsers.
Whenever i click on links from the any document firefox browser gets opened.

How to make IE as defualt browser whenever i click on any links from a document ?

Thanks,
Shiv
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Mihai Tita
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Re: default browser

Hi,

Internet Explorer Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab.
Check the box named: Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser. Click on Apply and then OK.
Close Internet Explorer and then start the program again. An Internet Explorer message should appear saying Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Uncheck the Always perform this check when starting Internet Explorer box, and click on Yes. Internet Explorer is now your default browser.

If the default browser message does not appear restart your computer and launch Internet Explorer again.

Regards,
Mihai
Ken wanderer
Trusted Contributor

Re: default browser

Hello,

One other thing to add, is that I too have both programs installed, and I made an icon for each, and both icons are on the desktop depending on which one I want to use. I then made a toolbar on the taskbar and pick which one works best for the sites I want to go to. To be honest, Mozilla is better at getting to sites and more stable at places like Amazon.
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Rich S
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Re: default browser

On firefox you need to look at:

TOOLS > OPTIONS > GENERAL tab

Uncheck box that states that FIREFOX should check if it is the default browser.


on IE its:

TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > PROGRAMS tab

Check box on that tab to have IE check to see if it is the default browser.

This is for Firefox 1.5 and IE 6. Firefox 2.0 and IE 7 is very similar.


Rich

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Shivkumar
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Re: default browser

Thanks Rich!!

Regards,
Shiv