Open link in firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zeke_mo, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    As some of you are aware Firefox has a plugin that is called "ieview" which can be found here https://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=35&vid=928
    I was wondering if there was an opposite plugin for IE to open links in Firefox.
    My reason for asking is that in Steam when you click on a link it opens IE, which I understand, but......Like many I dont like to use IE, so is there a plugin for IE that would enable me to open links in Firefox?
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Somehow I doubt MSIE would be willing to give a way to open a competitors browser. Unfortunately I would think this is the same problem like Messenger always opening IE, it is hard coded to use IE and does not open the default browser. This is a just a guess however.
     
  3. zeke_mo

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    I got to thinking about it and Steam(even messenger) are using IE when you use them so when you open a new link it will by default use IE because thats what is already open...

    I was hoping for a 3-rd party plugin. I knew MS wouldnt have one :p.
     
  4. Keshik

    Keshik OSNN Addict

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    isn't there some registry trick where you can edit the location of IE to go open firefox instead?
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You could replace C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe with a shortcut to Firefox, I bet that would break lots of stuff, I wouldn't do it.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    yoyo wrote a hack that does it...I posted it on your site as well j79

    I'll find it
     
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