Windows Default Browser Choice?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bumzig, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. bumzig

    bumzig Guest

    I use Avant to browse the internet however, when I use Windows Update IE6 starts rather than Avant. Is there any way to change this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i'm not sure that there is, i think windows update will always use ie, unless you open avant + then type in windows update address, rather than just clicking the windows update button.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you can't update with any other browser
     
  4. bumzig

    bumzig Guest

    righto thanks for the help.
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    its the way that Windows sort of plugs into MSIE that sorts out some of the windows update stuff. Also the Windows Update software is only written to work with MSIE, this is possibly to prevent other operating systems from downloading windows updates, though I not sure what effect that would have
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i could with Aol :p ;) though it is based on ie code :rolleyes:
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    the aol browser is internet explorer
     
  8. lechtard

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    If this is the case why can't you with avant, all it is is a skin for IE ...
     
  9. Perris Calderon

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    I'm sure I can't figure that one out...though I'll venture a guess.

    whatever avant did to change the skin, the deleted a dll that they thought was useless...that's my best guess
     
  10. NetRyder

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    ...or perhaps a change in the browser's user agent? Not sure how WU detects whether the browser is IE or not.
    Of course, it wouldn't work with browsers that don't support ActiveX, but that's doesn't apply here.