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Can't set FireFox as default broswer?

By leadpill924
Jun 1, 2007
  1. Hi, I downloaded FireFox because many people say it's faster, and I went into Tools>Main>Always check to see if FireFox is default broswer on startup
    and I did that, and when I click a button to open up my Yahoo Mail on the messenger, its Internet Explorer. So can someone please tell me how else I can fix this? Thank you
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s weird.

    Make sure you install flash player and java from Firefox. then, make sure Firefox is set as your default browser and reboot your system.

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Still nothing
     
  4. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    open the start menu go to "set program access and defaults" and click on the down arrow on the far right of the screen under custom, and when U scroll down to choose default web browser, is Firefox available to make as default ?

    if you open the internet explorer properties, (and go to the "programs" tab) is the space unticked next to the option of reminding you if internet explorer is the default browser ?
     
  5. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    dont check "Always check to see if FireFox is the default web browser on startup".. just click Check Now and it should set it for you. thats what i do every time i format and download Firefox
     
  6. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    no i didnt see 'FireFox' in Set Porgam Access and Defaults.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Try running this small programme and see if it helps. Download the attached zip file and extract it, then double click on the defaultbrowser.exe and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    still wont work
    P.S. How do you answer so quickly?

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own, unless you`re only replying to a specific section, in which case you would only quote that section. ;)
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Damn, that`s a shame. Maybe uninstall Yahoo messenger, reboot your system and reinstall.

    I only answer so quickly, if I`m online at the time lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    MSN Messenger is affiliated with Microsoft and will always open IE rather than any other browser.

    If it bugs you that much, I'm sure there is a regedit tweak to get around it.

    To test if firefox is your default browser in general, type http://google.com.au in a RUN command.
     
  11. leadpill924

    leadpill924 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 119

    oooooh thanks a lot man i get it now.
     
  12. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Try this also: http://www.stuffplug.com/

    Apparently it will allow you to set Firefox as your default browser to open in MSN Messenger.
     
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