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Windows 7: hOW TO RECOGNISE WHICH IS THE DEFAULT BROWSER?

14 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
hOW TO RECOGNISE WHICH IS THE DEFAULT BROWSER?

I have IE 9 and Firefox 5 in WIN 7.

How do I discover which one is the default browser ?

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14 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 sp1
 
 

I use one very simple method. Close all open browsers. Then write some url address like that and hit enter
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Whatever browser open it - thats the default one. If its not the one that you want to be default then fix the settings in the desired one


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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That, or you can go into each browsers option, and find out there also.

For Firefox, just go to Options/Advanced-General tab.

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For IE, just go to Internet Options/Programs tab.

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You can also find out in your Start menu under Default Programs.


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14 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

I use the 'Default Programs' in control pannel as Airbot suggested. "Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Default Programs"
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15 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenoo View Post
I have IE 9 and Firefox 5 in WIN 7.

How do I discover which one is the default browser ?
Another way to find out .....
Bear in mind this :
one of the 2 is not a default. As such, the one that is NOT a default will ask if you want to set it as default whenever you open it.

So, open your browsers one at a time. Find out which one asks you to set it as default.
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15 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks to all who have replied. That sorted it out
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