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Firefox standard instead of IE

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Hello,

I am using Vista Business with Firefox and want to set Firefox as the standard browser. So everytime I start FF I click the button to make FF the standard browser, but it doesn't work. Is there a way to stop IE7 from making itself the standard browser (I tried all the standard things in the configuration options but I think I must change a registersetting)
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#2
I think you need to run firefox elevated and tell it to be the default browser. At least that's what I remember when I used Firefox with Vista a while back (I'm back on XP)
 

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well, I assigned the extensions .htm, .html and .url to FF but I do not have the protocols http and https in the list. So, even though I have excluded IE7 in the standard programms list (make in unaccessable? - I have Dutch Vista), webpages still open in IE7...
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
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I've never had to do any of these obscure methods described above. In firefox, have you tried going to Tools > Options > Main and click on "Check Now" to see if firefox is the default browser?
 

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I've never had to do any of these obscure methods described above. In firefox, have you tried going to Tools > Options > Main and click on "Check Now" to see if firefox is the default browser?
Yep, tried this too a couple of times and everytime FF is the standard browser. Until I close FF and start it again, then I get the question again if I want to make FF the standard browser. Funny thing is that on my XP desktop everything works fine, it's just Vista on the laptop that makes trouble...
 
#18
I ran into something similar a couple of weeks ago when I uninstalled a beta build of Firefox 3 -- I couldn't set Firefox 2 as the default browser again after that. It seems like installing v2 and v3 side-by-side screws up some settings.

I just had to reinstall Firefox 2 over the existing setup, and everything was okay after that. You could try that and see if it helps.

Also, you don't need to elevate in Vista to set it as your default browser since it's a per-user setting.
 

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I ran into something similar a couple of weeks ago when I uninstalled a beta build of Firefox 3 -- I couldn't set Firefox 2 as the default browser again after that. It seems like installing v2 and v3 side-by-side screws up some settings.

I just had to reinstall Firefox 2 over the existing setup, and everything was okay after that. You could try that and see if it helps.

Also, you don't need to elevate in Vista to set it as your default browser since it's a per-user setting.
This could be it. I had FF3beta installed also and have removed it afterwards. I will try with reinstalling FF, is a lot easier and faster than reinstalling Vista and all the other software!
 

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